Ch 11: Group 12 of the Periodic Table of Elements

About This Chapter

This chemistry study guide chapter offers you a quick and easy way to review Group 12 of the periodic table. Access these simple lessons and quizzes to refresh your chemistry knowledge, catch up in class, study for an exam or complete class assignments.

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Anyone who needs help learning about Group 12 of the periodic table will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the group's elements, such as copernicium, zinc and cadmium. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing Group 12 elements
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning chemistry (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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  • Complete your review with the Group 12 of the Periodic Table of Elements chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Group 12 of the periodic table for a standard chemistry course. Topics covered include:

  • The history, properties and uses of copernicium
  • Zinc's properties, discovery and benefits
  • The everyday and medicinal uses of zinc
  • Facts about cadmium
  • Zinc toxicity symptoms and deficiency

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Group 12 of the Periodic Table of Elements
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Copernicium: Discovery, Name & Properties

1. Copernicium: Discovery, Name & Properties

There's a whole list of elements that were created in a lab, and copernicium is on that list. While it often confusing to keep each of these man-made elements separate, copernicium has its own unique story. This lesson will explore its name, discovery and then look at a few of its properties.

Zinc: Uses in Everyday Life, Industry & Medicine

2. Zinc: Uses in Everyday Life, Industry & Medicine

In this lesson, you will learn about the uses of zinc in everyday life, industry, and medicine. Some common uses of zinc compounds and zinc alloys are also discussed.

Zinc: Element Facts, Properties & Discovery

3. Zinc: Element Facts, Properties & Discovery

What do you know about the element zinc? In this lesson, we will discuss zinc's properties, where it comes from, historically where it came from, and even throw in a few fun facts about it.

What Is Zinc? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms

4. What Is Zinc? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms

Zinc is a mineral that, while only needed in trace amounts, plays a vital role in human health. Learn about the benefits of consumption and drawbacks of deficiency while taking steps to ensure proper zinc intake.

Cadmium: Definition, Facts & Uses

5. Cadmium: Definition, Facts & Uses

Cadmium is a naturally occurring chemical element. It is used in a variety of applications including corrosion-resistant coatings, paint pigments, and rechargeable batteries. Although cadmium has been widely used in industrial applications for over 150 years, only recently was the toxicity of this element realized.

Zinc: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

6. Zinc: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

In this lesson, you'll learn about zinc, which is a trace mineral that is needed for a number of functions in your body. Learn how a zinc deficiency can negatively impact your health and impair your immune function. Also, learn about the signs and symptoms associated with zinc toxicity.

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