Ch 11: Basics of the Periodic Table

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you review information about the periodic table, including its structure and properties of various elements. Use the lessons and the self-assessment quizzes to successfully recall all of the concepts in this chapter.

Basics of the Periodic Table- Chapter Summary

In these text and video lessons, our instructors will present material on the basics of the periodic table that can help you understand more complex information in the chemistry field. You will be able to recall the following topics upon completion of this chapter:

  • Organization of elements on the periodic table
  • Significance of the atomic number and mass number for elements
  • Groups and families of the periodic table
  • Unique properties of metals
  • Common reactions of nonmetal elements

The short and engaging lessons are taught by our experienced instructors and feature numerous resources to help you master the concepts in this chapter. If you have questions, our subject experts are available to help you. In addition to lesson quizzes, there is also a chapter exam. Use these quizzes and exam to make sure you have mastered the information in the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: Basics of the Periodic Table
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Atomic Number and Mass Number

2. Atomic Number and Mass Number

Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything around you. In order to really understand how atoms combine to form molecules, it's necessary to be familiar with their structure. In this lesson, we'll dissect atoms so we can see just what really goes into those little building blocks of matter.

Representative Elements of the Periodic Table: Definition & Overview

3. Representative Elements of the Periodic Table: Definition & Overview

You might not think salt and a banana have much in common, but they do! The periodic table organizes elements into groups based on similar properties. This video will explore the representative elements, focusing on each group or family.

Metals on the Periodic Table: Definition & Reactivity

4. Metals on the Periodic Table: Definition & Reactivity

Look around for a second...how many metallic things can you see? Generally when we think of metals, we think of substances that are shiny and durable; however, they're also in our food and in our bodies. Learn what makes a metal a metal and why metals are special.

Nonmetal Elements on the Periodic Table: Definition, Properties, & Reactions

5. Nonmetal Elements on the Periodic Table: Definition, Properties, & Reactions

Nonmetal elements are omnipresent and essential for life. Learn about the properties and typical reactions of these important elements, and then assess your new knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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