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The PERIODIC TABLE introduction question exercise
Some basic questions and ideas on the structure of the Periodic Table in terms of metals, non-metals, groups, periods, electron arrangements, alkali metals, noble gases, halogens, transition metals. There are links to quizzes and detailed notes at the end of the page.
KS4 Science GCSE/IGCSE CHEMISTRY task sheet - structured introductory worksheet question on the Periodic Table
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Periodic Table Tasks - use any available sources of information
1. (a) Divide the metallic and non-metallic elements by a thick zigzag line.
2. Quote five typical physical properties of (a) metals, (b) non-metals.
3. Quote at least two characteristic chemical properties of (a) metals, (b) non-metals.
4. What do we mean by
5. Mark the Group numbers 1 - 0 (Group 8 is designated 0 for historical reasons) at the top of the correct column.
6. (a) Down the side mark the Period number from 1, down to 6.
7. Which elements belong to (a) the Alkali Metals, (b) the Halogens, (c) the Noble Gases, (d) the first Transition Metals series. What type of elements are (b) and (c)?
8. In what order were the elements placed in the first periodic tables? (eg by the Russian chemist Mendeleev)
9. In what order are the elements placed in the modern periodic table? (after answering 10. you should understand why)
10. For modern periodic tables, the order of argon and potassium has been reversed from the order in the first periodic tables, why? (clue find out the atomic masses of argon and potassium and think about their respective physical and chemical properties)
11. Electron arrangements and the Periodic Table:
12. Given the following electron structures:
13. From the list of groups and series listed in Q7., match the following element descriptions to one of them, and can you name a particular element(s) that fit(s) the above description?
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