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					Metals, Nonmetals and Metalloids Webquest                  Name_________________________

1. Go to http://web.buddyproject.org/web017/web017/metals.html

a) How do most periodic tables differentiate between metals and nonmetals?

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b) Which are more common, metals or nonmetals? ______________________________________

c) What are six physical properties of metals? __________________________________________

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d) How does this website define density, malleability and ductility?
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e) The website identifies two chemical properties of metals. What are they?__________________

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f) What is corrosion? Give an example._______________________________________________

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g) Where are nonmetals found on the periodic table and how do their physical characteristics
compare with those of metals?

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h) What chemical property of nonmetals is identified by this website?

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l) Where are metalloids found on the periodic table? ____________________________________

m) How are metalloids and metals similar? ___________________________________________

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n) How are metalloids and nonmetals similar? _________________________________________

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2. Go to http://www.webelements.com/

Notice that this periodic table clearly indicates the groups and periods on the table.

a) Groups are which, horizontal or vertical? __________________________

b) Periods are which, horizontal or vertical?___________________________

c) Identify the following elements, click on their symbols on the periodic table, and give two facts
        about each. The first fact should be whether it is a metal, nonmetal, or metalloid. The
        second fact can be anything of your choosing.


Period 2, Group 1 ________________________________________________________________

Period 4, Group 5 ________________________________________________________________

Period 3, Group 16_______________________________________________________________

Period 2, Group 17_______________________________________________________________

Period 4, Group 14_______________________________________________________________

3. Go to the following website: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_families.html. Locate the
families on the right side of the page.

Write down the information for each of the following families:

Alkali Metals

Elements in the family:
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Two Major Characteristics of elements in the family:
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Alkaline Earth Metals

Elements in the family:
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Two Major Characteristics of elements in the family:
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Transition Metals

Elements in the family: (Just list some of the ones you have heard of before)
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Two Major Characteristics of elements in the family:
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Halogens

Elements in the family:
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Two Major Characteristics of elements in the family:
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Inert (Noble) Gases


Elements in the family:
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Two Major Characteristics of elements in the family:
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