Periodic Table

Unit 5 Elements and their Properties
    1. In 1871, Russian chemist _____ created the forerunner of the modern periodic

    2. The elements in Mendeleev's table were arranged in order of increasing

    3. What is the Law of Octaves and who proposed it?

    4. As a result of Henry Moseley's work, the modern periodic table is arranged
        according to increasing ________________.

    5. How can the periodic table be used to predict the properties of the elements?

    6. Is the following true or false? The subatomic particles that play the most
         significant role in determining the physical and chemical properties of an element
         are electrons?

    7. List four things that can be deduced about an element using the periodic table.

    8. The atomic number of an element indicates the number of ____ in the nucleus.

    9. What determines an element’s chemical properties?
Are the following statements true or false? If a statement is false correct it to make the
statement true.

    10. The electron configurations of all elements in Group 1(1A) end in the same
        orbital notation.

    11. In the electron configuration for the outer energy level of potassium, 4s1, the
        coefficient 4 indicates the group number.

    12. Atoms with full outer levels are very reactive.

    13. Elements such as silicon are called metalloids because they have properties of
        both metals and nonmetals.

    14. Elements with three or fewer electrons in the outer energy level are usually

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15. The electron configurations of hydrogen and helium are not similar, so each
    element is in a separate column of the periodic table.

16. The elements in columns 3 through 12 (IIIB through IlB) are called the noble

17. Each time a new principal energy level is started, a new row in the periodic table

18. The lanthanoid series contains the elements with the 4f sublevel filling.

19. In the periodic table, a horizontal row of elements is called a period.

Answer the following questions.

20. Describe the general positioning of metals and nonmetals in the periodic table

21. Describe the properties of nonmetals and give examples.

22. What is the main reason that atoms react with each other?

23. State the octet rule

24. Why are neon and helium placed in the same column in the periodic table?

25. Atoms of most nonmetallic elements achieve noble-gas electron configurations
    by gaining electrons to become____ or negatively charged ions

26. What property of nonmetallic elements makes them more likely to gain electrons
    than lose electrons?

27. Metallic atoms tend to lose their valence electrons to produce a(n) ___ or a
    positively charged ion. Most nonmetallic atoms achieve a complete octet by
    gaining or ___electrons.

28. What are valence electrons?

29. The valence electrons largely determine the ___ of an element and are usually the
    only electrons used in ____.

30. Is the following sentence true or false? The group number of an element in the
    periodic table is related to the number of valence electrons it has.

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    31. Complete the table about classifying elements according to their electron

Category                       Description of Electron         Group
Noble gases
Representative elements
                               Outermost s sublevel and        Group B
                               nearby d sublevel contain
                               Outermost s sublevel and        Group B
                               nearby f sublevel contain

   32. If an element is in the third row of the periodic table in column 2, what is the final
       electron configuration? Which element is it?

   33. Tin – element number 50 - is located in which row of the periodic table? Which
       column? Give the ending configuration for tin.

   34. Gold is a transition metal. What distinction with regard to electron configuration
       do all transition metals have in common? What sublevel contains the primary
       valence electrons for all transition metals?

   35. Where on the periodic table would you find the element with the ending electron
       configuration 5s24d1052? Would you predict it to be a metal, a nonmetal or a

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Periodic Trends

       1. Define electronegativity.

       2. How does electronegativity vary as the atomic number of an element increases
          within the same period of the periodic table?

       3. Use Table 14.2 on page 405 of your textbook. What trend do you see in the
          relative electronegativity balues of elements within a group? Within a period?

Indicate if statements 4-7 are true or false when considering electronegativity.

       4. The electronegativity values of the transition elements are all zero.

       5. the element with the highest electronegativity is sodium.

       6. Nonmetals have higher electronegativity values than metals.

       7. Electronegativity values can help predict the types of bonds atoms form.

       8. Use figure 14.8 on page 399 of your textbook. What trend do you see in the
          sizes of elements within a group? Within a period?

       9. What is the name of the effect that is responsible for differences in atomic
          radii between elements in the same group?

       10. Number the following elements according to relative size from largest (1) to
           smallest (4)

           He          Ca          P        Cs

       11. Metallic elements easily form ___ ions, nonmetallic elements readily form
           ___ ions.

       12. Cations are usually smaller than the neutral atoms from which they form.

       13. Anions are always usually smaller than the neutral atoms from which they

       14. Within a period, cations with greater charge have larger ionic radii.

       15. Within a group, cations with greater atomic number have smaller ionic radii.

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16. Which ion has the larger ionic radius :
     Ca +2    or Cl-1 ?

17. _____ is the energy required to overcome the attraction of the nuclear charge
    and remove an electron from a gaseous atom.

18. Why does ionization energy increase as you move across a period, but
    decrease as you move down a group?

19. Describe the trend in atomic radii within a group by completing this sentence:
    Within a group, as atomic number increases, atomic radius ______. Explain.

20. Describe the trend in atomic radii within a period by completing this
    sentence: Within a period, as atomic number increases, atomic radius ______.

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                        Periodic Table Review Worksheet

1.   Identify on a periodic table:
2.   period             d) metalloids           g) inert gas
3.   transition metal e) alkaline earth         h) rare earth
4.   c) family or group f) alkali metal         i) halogen

5. Which element is more active and WHY?
    a) oxygen or sulfur b) calcium or barium
6. In what period and what group does selenium (At. No. 34) belong'?

7. In general, in the "main groups", where are the elements which are:
   a) more metallic                     b) less metallic
   c) more non-metallic                 d) less non-metallic
   e) most active metals                f) most active non-metals
8. Which are the most/least active transition metals?

9. An atom with outermost electron in the fourth energy level is in what

10. Which elements tend to gain electrons? Lose electrons?

11. What element does not clearly fit one place on the periodic table?

12. What family would include a neutral atom having
    a) one electron in its outermost energy level
    b) two electrons               c) 8 electrons          d) 7 electrons

13. What atomic structure makes one period different from another?

14. What atomic structure makes one family different from another?

15. How was Mendeleev able to predict the properties of the elements that were
    missing from his periodic table?

16. Define "ionization energy". Why is it important?
17. Why is it harder to remove one electron from calcium than from potassium?
18. How does ionization energy change as you go from left to right across the
    periodic table? top to bottom?
19. How does atomic size change from left to right across the periodic table? Top to

20. How does nuclear charge change from left to right across the periodic table? Top

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21. Which group of elements will have 1 valence electron?

22. Which group of elements will have 7 valence electrons?

23. Which group of elements will have 8 valence electrons?

24. Refer to a table of atomic and ionic radii, if necessary. To answer the following

       a. Within a period, does the size of atoms generally increase or decrease with
          increasing atomic number?

       b. Within a family, does the size of atoms increase or decrease with
          increasing atomic number?

       c. When metallic atoms lose electrons, do they form ions that are smaller or
          larger than the original atoms?

       d. When nonmetallic atoms gain electrons, do they form ions that are smaller
          or larger than the original atoms?

25. Circle the larger particle in each of the following pairs.

       a. Na or Li

       b. Br or      I

       c. F     or   F-1

       d. Cs     or Ba

       e. K or K+1

       f. Ne or Ar

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OBJECTIVE: Given a table of atomic radii the student will determine whether or not
              atomic radius is a periodic function of atomic number by constructing,
              a graph which plots this property versus atomic number and
              interpreting the results.

PROCEDURE: Using the data on the data sheet, plot atomic radius versus atomic
             number for the first 50 elements. (atomic number on X-axis)

   1. Orient the graph paper provided so that the holes in the margin are in a horizontal
      position farthest from you.
   2. Using a straight-edge draw the axes along the bottom and left edges of the paper.
      Use pencil lightly first, then go over later in ink.
   3. The plot should make the best use of the space provided on the graph paper so
      you must carefully choose and appropriate scale for each axis in order to make the
      most efficient use of the paper.
       The origin on an axis will be determined by the range of numbers to be used.
      The first number does not have to be zero, but can be whatever is most
      convenient. However in this case, zero is probably the most appropriate. For
      example, the atomic numbers to be used run from 1 to 50. The longer side of the
      graph paper is divided into 100 divisions. How many divisions must you skip
      between 0 and 1 to use the whole sheet? How should you arrange the Y-axis to
      use at least half the paper?
   4. Once the scale has been determined for each axis, mark it off on the graph paper.
      Don't crowd marks, or numbers You may skip regular intervals for the sake of
   5. For each atomic number, plot a point corresponding to its atomic radius. Draw a
      small circle around each point. Use pencil first, then trace over in ink when
      you’re sure it's correct.
   6. When all of the points have been plotted, connect all of the points consecutively
      with straight lines.
   7. Directly above or to the “outside” of each point plotted, write the chemical
      symbol for that element.
   8. Recreate this graph using the graphing tools in Microsoft Excel or another
      computer spreadsheet program. Both graphs must be turned in for a complete lab
      report. Remember – the graphs will be the analysis part of your report since you
      are comparing data.

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QUESTIONS to be answered in your conclusion
1. Does the pattern which develops repeat at regular intervals, irregular intervals,
   or at regular intervals of increasing length?

2. Is the atomic radius a periodic function of atomic number?

3. How can you determine how many elements are in each 'period" using your

4. What group of elements are represented by the peak on your graph?

5. How are the halogens identified by their positions on the graph?

6. How could you determine whether "lonization Potential" were a, periodic
   function of atomic number?

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