Actinides: Definition, Properties & Uses


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Which of the following best describes an actinide?

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1. Which of the following is a property of elements belonging to the actinide family?

2. How many elements are part of the actinide family?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer this assessment's multiple-choice quiz questions to test how well you can apply your knowledge regarding the properties and uses of actinides. The questions deal with what an actinide is and where actinides come from, among related topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will evaluate your understanding of the following topics:

  • Definition of actinides
  • Property shared by actinides
  • Number of elements among the actinides
  • Location of actinides on the periodic table
  • Source of actinides

Skills Practiced

This test will help enhance the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of actinides to draw connections between their properties and the elements on the periodic table
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics shared by actinides
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related actinides lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of actinides to answer questions about their properties and sources

Additional Learning

If you would like to delve even deeper into the topic of actinides, you can also review this assessment's related lesson called Actinides: Definition, Properties & Uses. The lesson covers the following material:

  • Layout of the periodic table with picture included
  • List of actinide elements
  • Radioactive decay
  • Application of actinides in everyday life
  • Explanation of isotopes