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- Understanding the development and importance of the trends of Periodic Table as a tool to determine the bonding types and properties of materials.
- Use of analytical skills and chemical knowledge to synthesise data and make meaningful conclusions about various types and speed of chemical reactions.
Periodic table and chemical reactions | Keywords
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Allotropes, Atom, Atomic mass, Chemical, Electron, Element, Isotopes, Metal, Neutron, Nobel gas, Nonmetal, Nucleus, Periodic table, Photon, Proton, Subatomic, Subatomic particle.
Periodic table and chemical reactions | Introduction
Periodic table of the elements (Britannica High, n.d.)
"periodic table of the elements, in chemistry, the organized array of all the chemical elements in order of increasing atomic number" ("Periodic table of the elements", n.d.) The article includes sections on: * History of the periodic law, * History of the periodic law, * Periods, * Groups, * Classification of elements into groups, * Periodic trends in properties, and * The basis of the periodic system
Other chemical and physical classifications
"Introduction video on the periodic table being explained to chemistry school & science students . The video explains how there are 92 naturally occurring elements, one for each kind of atom, and how they are arranged into a table according to their relative weights. The expanded table is shown, and how this is abbreviated into the common Periodic Table. The division between metals, semi-metals and non-metals is discussed, with notable examples. It also shows how the elements are arranged in rows and groups, the latter containing elements with similar properties, like members of a family. " (AtomicSchool, 2014)
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Periodic table and chemical reactions | Key terms and concepts
Periodic table and chemical reactions | Groups
The vertical column (or list) of elements in the periodic table groups elements with the same characteristics. For example 'Group 1 includes hydrogen and the alkali metals, which have one electron in their outermost s sub-shell." (Royal College of Chemistry, n.d.). See the following resources for more information on groups.
List of Periodic Table Groups (Helmenstine, 2018)
A list of groups in the periodic table with a short summary of each groups properties and characteristics. Groups include: Metals, Nonmetals, Noble gases or inert gases, Halogens; Semimetals or Metalloids, Alkali metals, Alkaline aarths, Basic metals, Transition Metals, Rare earths, Lanthanides and Actinides
Group [Chemistry], (Britannica High, n.d.)
"group, in chemistry, a set of chemical elements in the same vertical column of the periodic table. The elements in a group have similarities in the electronic configuration of their atoms, and thus they exhibit somewhat related physical and chemical properties." ("Group", n.d.)
Metal (Britannica High, n.d.)
"metal, any of a class of substances characterized by high electrical and thermal conductivity as well as by malleability, ductility, and high reflectivity of light." ("Metal", n.d.)
Transition metal (Britannica High, n.d.)
"transition metal, any of various chemical elements that have valence electrons—i.e., electrons that can participate in the formation of chemical bonds—in two shells instead of only one." ("Transition metal", n.d.)
Periodic table and chemical reactions | Periods
"In chemistry, the term period refers to a horizontal row of the periodic table. Elements in the same period all have the same highest unexcited electron energy level or same ground state energy level. In other words, each atom has the same number of electron shells... Period 8 consists solely of yet-to-be-discovered synthetic elements. Period 8 is not found on the typical periodic table, but does show up on extended periodic tables." (Helmenstine, 2018)
Period Definition in Chemistry (Helmenstine, 2018)
"In chemistry, the term period refers to a horizontal row of the periodic table. Elements in the same period all have the same highest unexcited electron energy level or same ground state energy level." (Helmenstine, 2018)
Lanthanides (Helmenstine, 2018)
"The lanthanides are generally considered to be elements with atomic numbers 58-71 (lanthanum to lutetium).... All of these elements are metals (specifically, transition metals). They share several common properties." (Helmenstine, 2018)
Actinides (Helmenstine, 2018)
"The actinides or actinoids are a set of radioactive elements on the periodic table, usually considered ranging from atomic number 89 to atomic number 103." (Helmenstine, 2018)
Periodic table and chemical reactions | Curriculum Alignment
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