Gen Chem Tour of Periodic Table

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  1. What is the name of group 1?
    Alkali Metals
  2. How many valence electrons do members of group 2 have?
  3. What is the name of group 17?
  4. What does the term halogen mean?
    Salt former
  5. Where are the metalloids located on the table?
    Along the black staircase line.
  6. What type of compounds do group 1 elements form when reacting with water?
    Bases or high pH
  7. Which group of elements often have colored solutions or compounds?
    Transition metals
  8. What are four properties of metals?
    • Malleable
    • Ductile
    • Luster
    • Conductors of heat & electricity
  9. What set of atomic numbers are the actinides?
    89 - 103
  10. What two elements are liquids at room temp?
    Mercury & Bromine
  11. What is the name of the outermost electrons?
  12. Why are valence electrons so important?
    Valence electrons are involved in bonding or how compounds are formed (chemical rxns)
  13. What do all elements in a group have in common?
    • Same number of valence electrons
    • OR Similar chemical properties
  14. What does the atomic number tell about the structure of an atom?
    Number of protons
  15. What do all members of a period (horizontal rows) have in common?
    Same number of electron shells
  16. What is the name of group 18?
    Noble gases
  17. What does the term inert mean and what group is it associated with?
    Inert means unreactive such as group 18
  18. Why is Demitri Mendeleev famous?
    Discovered the periodic table (not invented) 
  19. Which halogen has the strongest attraction for electrons?
  20. What parts of the atom are included in the mass?
    protons and neutrons
  21. Looking at the periodic table, Which group contains 2 nonmetals, 2 metalloids, and 1 metal?
    Group 15
  22. Which group contains 2 gases, 1 liquid, and a solid?
    Group 17 (the halogens)
  23. Mendeleev arranged the elements by thier atomic mass.  Today instead it is arranged by____
    • Atomic number
    • (Note - Mendeleev's basic arrangement still works)
  24. What group on the metal side is so reactive the elements are never found alone in nature?
    Group 1 (Alkali metals)
  25. What group on the nonmetal side is so reactive the elements are never found alone in nature?
    Group 17 (Halogens)

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Gen Chem Tour of Periodic Table
2012-10-03 19:56:50
Periodic Table Groups

Review questions about the families (groups) of the periodic table.
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