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FTCE Chemistry: The Periodic Table - Chapter Summary
The Periodic Table chapter of the FTCE Chemistry course will supplement your existing knowledge of elements and the periodic table with an overview of concepts you already know but could use some review on for the exam. The video lessons contained in this chapter will improve your ability to answer students' questions about anything on the periodic table of elements. This area of the course focuses on the following topics:
- Elements and the periodic table
- The electron shell
- Valence electrons
- Ionization energy
- Diagonal relationships
- Transition metals vs. main group elements
The material in this Periodic Table chapter can equip you with the extra knowledge that will boost your potential for achieving a higher score on the day you take the FTCE Chemistry Exam. A timeline located below each video gives you a wide range of options to jump to specific terms in lessons, and if a particular area is giving you trouble, our team of experts is available to assist you with one click of the mouse on your dashboard.
FTCE Chemistry: The Periodic Table Chapter Objectives
The FTCE Chemistry Exam is the last stop on your path to teaching sixth through twelfth graders in chemistry in the state of Florida. The Periodic Table section of the exam quizzes your ability to recall information about elements and their interactions with each other. This portion of the exam is combined with an area focusing on atomic theory and structure; together, they compromise about twelve percent of the entire test and will be given in multiple-choice format.
1. What Are Elements?
Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.
2. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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!
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