Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences


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Which of the following elements is a main group element?

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1. Which group does NOT contain transition metals?

2. Which element will predictably carry a positive 1 charge when it becomes an ion?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the difference between transition metals and main-group elements. Some vocabulary terms you'll need to know to pass the quiz include main-group elements and transition metals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following processes and definitions:

  • Main-group elements
  • Transition metals
  • Elements existing in different forms

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the differences between transition metals and main-group elements
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases such as, transition metals and main-group elements
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the nature of transition metals and main-group elements

Additional Learning

To learn more about the traits of different element groups, review the accompanying lesson on Transition Metals vs Main-Group Elements: Properties and Differences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Main-group elements
  • Transition metals
  • The features of different groups of elements