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Block & Group Elements - Chapter Summary
In these lessons, you'll get a better understanding of block and group elements. Topics covered include characteristics of periodic table elements, the explosive nature of alkali metals, and non-metals like halogens. You'll also learn about noble gases, an inert group of elements. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Understand the elements and distinguishing properties of the s-block, p-block, d-block, and f-block
- Describe properties shared by alkali metals
- Explain where alkaline earth metals are found
- Assess the characteristics of group 3A, 4A, and 5A elements
- Explore common properties, uses, and characteristics of chalcogens
- Discuss properties shared by halogens
- Explore the fascinating uses of noble gases
You'll be engaged by these short video lessons presented by our subject matter experts. They provide plenty of examples to ensure your understanding of block and group elements. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and review topics in order of your preference. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.
1. S-Block Elements on the Periodic Table: Properties & Overview
Take a tour of the s-block of the periodic table and get to know the elements inside. Learn all about the s-block elements, including some of their distinguishing properties, then quiz yourself on your knowledge.
2. P-Block Elements on the Periodic Table: Properties & Overview
Come on a tour of the p-block, an area on the periodic table filled with an incredibly diverse group of elements. Learn what the p-block elements are, discover some of their properties, and then assess your new knowledge with a quiz.
3. D-Block Elements: Properties & Electron Configuration
In this lesson, we'll explore the d-block elements, which are the transitional elements situated in the center of the periodic table of elements. Read on to learn about this block of elements as well as how they behave.
4. F-Block Elements on the Periodic Table: Properties & Overview
The periodic table is a highly organized collection of the basic characteristics for all elements known to man. The atomic structure and characteristics of f-block elements are somewhat mysterious. Here's why.
5. Alkali Metals (Group 1A Elements): Definition & Properties
Elements that can explode when put into water? Metals that can be cut with a knife? These are just some of the properties alkali metals share. This video will describe more properties and give some uses of these interesting metals.
6. Alkaline Earths (Group 2A Elements): Definition & Properties
Alkaline earth metals can be found running through your blood... and in nuclear fallout! This lesson will examine properties they share and look at how they impact your health.
7. Group 3A Elements: Definition & Properties
The Group 3A elements don't have a whole lot in common, so we'll examine their unique characteristics in addition to their similarities. This video will explore the properties and uses of elements in this group.
8. Group 4A Elements: Definition & Properties
From computer chips to diamonds, you can find some of the group 4A elements everywhere you look! This lesson will examine properties group 4A shares and will list some of the uses of these elements.
9. Group 5A Elements: Definition & Properties
The group 5A elements aren't as recognizable as other elements on the periodic table, but they are important nonetheless. This lesson will examine properties they share and will give some examples of why this group is so important.
10. Chalcogens (Group 6A Elements): Definition & Properties
Some can kill you, some are useful, and one is vital to your survival. Welcome to the chalcogens! This lesson will list common properties, and will then share some uses and characteristics of these diverse Group 6A elements.
11. Halogens (Group 7A Elements): Definition & Properties
The halogens are a group of non-metals that share several properties. This lesson will examine these properties and will also look at the many uses of these group 7A elements.
12. Noble Gases (Group 8A Elements): Definition & Properties
The noble gases are an inert group of elements with some fun and fascinating uses. This lesson will explore the properties that the noble gases share and will look at some of their uses.
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