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Ch 4: AP Chemistry: The Periodic Table of Elements: Help and Review

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The Periodic Table of Elements chapter of this AP Chemistry Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the periodic table of elements. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the periodic table of elements.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the electron shell or atomic and ionic radii
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the periodic table of elements
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Periodic Table of Elements chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a periodic table of elements unit of a standard AP chemistry course. Topics covered include:

  • Properties of groups and periods in the periodic table
  • Valence electrons and energy levels of atoms
  • Ionization energy
  • Electronegativity
  • Differences between transition metals and main group elements

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: AP Chemistry: The Periodic Table of Elements: Help and Review
The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

1. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

The Electron Shell

2. The Electron Shell

You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?

Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

3. Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

The periodic table contains a wealth of information. This lesson will explain how to use it to quickly determine the most useful information about the most important electrons. We will be focusing our discussion on valence electrons and energy levels.

Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

4. Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

Atoms are VERY tiny. How do we measure their size? This lesson will explain how the size of an atom is measured and teach you how to predict the relative size of an atom based on where it is located on the periodic table.

Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

5. Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

Do you know someone who has undergone radiation as a form of cancer treatment? Have you ever thought about why X-rays have health risks? Watch the video to find out what these types of radiation are really doing to atoms, define ionization energy and identify ionization trends on the periodic table.

Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

6. Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

How is fluorine like a child that doesn't share his or her toys? Find out in this video on electronegativity where we will discuss group and periodic trends among the elements.

The Diagonal Relationship, Metallic Character, and Boiling Point

7. The Diagonal Relationship, Metallic Character, and Boiling Point

What may have once seemed like a bunch of random squares with letters in them is now shaping up to be one very organized chemistry reference. In this lesson you will discover three other trends that are found on the periodic table: the diagonal relationship, trends in metallic character, and trends in boiling point.

Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences

8. Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences

Which is better: to be steadfast and consistent or to be a colorful chameleon? This lesson compares and contrasts the main group elements and the transition metals. Then make your own decision!

Germanium: Definition & Uses

9. Germanium: Definition & Uses

Have you ever heard of an element that can behave as both a metal and a nonmetal? Read here to discover background information and uses of one of the most notable elements that behaves this way!

What is Bromine? - Definition, Facts & Uses

10. What is Bromine? - Definition, Facts & Uses

Bromine is an active ingredient in pesticide spray, helping you to keep those annoying flies at bay. Let's learn more about bromine, its chemical properties, and its applications.

Strong Acids & Bases: Table & Examples

11. Strong Acids & Bases: Table & Examples

This lesson will touch on the basics of acids and bases as well as the pH and pOH scale. We will then go over some strong acids and strong bases, their pH and/or pOH, and a couple of common uses.

Precious Metals - Definition & Examples

12. Precious Metals - Definition & Examples

Do you want to become really rich? Well, it's not that hard if you can get your hands on a lot of precious metals. This lesson defines what a precious metal is and goes over three important examples of one.

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