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Anyone who needs help learning or reviewing information about Group 8 of the periodic table will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about hassium, osmium, ruthenium and iron. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing Group 8 elements
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- 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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- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Group 8 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 8 of the periodic table for a standard chemistry course. Topics covered include:
- The properties and uses of hassium
- Facts about the osmium element
- Ruthenium's discovery, characteristics, alloys and uses
- Iron ore
- Iron deficiency and toxicity symptoms
1. Hassium: Uses, Facts & Properties
Discovered in the late 1980s as one of the missing elements, hassium is a transition metal as well as a man-made element. This lesson explains the properties and uses of hassium.
2. What is Osmium? - Uses, Facts & Information
Discovered in the early 1800's, osmium is a transition metal that has an atomic number of 76 and has useful characteristics. This lesson explains detailed facts and uses of osmium.
3. Ruthenium: Jewelry, Alloys & Other Uses
Ruthenium, one of the precious metals found in the platinum metals, is used to make jewelry, to make electrical contacts, to make solar cells, and as a catalyst. This lesson describes each of these uses.
4. Ruthenium: Element Facts, Characteristics & Discovery
This lesson describes the discovery of ruthenium in the Ural Mountains by Karl Karlovich Klaus. The characteristics of ruthenium such as color, melting point, and chemical reactivity are also covered.
5. What is Iron? - Ore & Explanation
Iron. It has an age, a horse and a man named after it. But what is iron, where does it come from and how do we get it? In this lesson, you will learn about this useful metal.
6. Iron: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Iron is a trace mineral that your body gets from a variety of animal and plant foods. It has many functions, including making hemoglobin. Learn how low iron can lead to iron deficiency anemia and the health consequences associated with iron toxicity.
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Other chapters within the Periodic Table of Elements Study Guide course
- Group 1 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 3 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 4 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 5 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 7 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 9 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 10 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 11 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 12 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 13 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 14 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 15 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 16 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 17 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- Group 18 of the Periodic Table of Elements
- F-Block Elements of the Periodic Table of Elements