Ch 3: Ohio State Test - Physical Science: The Periodic Table

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Get a better handle on your understanding of the periodic table by reading the study materials in this chapter. As you cram for the Ohio State Test for physical science, use your favorite device to review our lessons from any Wi-Fi hotspot.

Ohio State Test - Physical Science: The Periodic Table - Chapter Summary

If you have not gone over the periodic table in a while, then you need this chapter to help you recall such topics as the elemental groups and how they relate to one another. To get in shape for related questions on the Ohio State Test for physical science, use our extensive study guide to review the following topics:

  • Characteristics of groups on the periodic table
  • Properties of metalloid elements
  • Main group elements compared to transition metals
  • Energy levels of atoms and valance electrons
  • Determining molecular formulas with ions and atoms

Your early memories about learning and memorizing the periodic table may make you dread studying about it now as you prep for the Ohio State Test for physical science. Luckily, we have found a way to make this topic fun and manageable. Instead of those endless lectures you may have gotten in class, we provide miniaturized lessons that each address one group of the periodic table at a time. Some of our lessons even incorporate exciting videos that are sure to keep you interested during those late-night study sessions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Ohio State Test - Physical Science: The Periodic Table
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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.

Metalloid Elements on the Periodic Table: Definition & Properties

2. Metalloid Elements on the Periodic Table: Definition & Properties

The metalloid elements are found in the middle of the periodic table at the point where the metals and nonmetals meet. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of a metalloid, as well as the properties that these unique elements possess.

Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences

3. 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!

Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

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.

Using Atoms and Ions to Determine Molecular Formulas

5. Using Atoms and Ions to Determine Molecular Formulas

In this lesson, you will learn how atoms and ions determine molecular formulas. You will understand how molecular formulas tell information about the type and quantity of atoms involved in a molecule. Lastly, we will discuss how to write a molecular formula for an ionic compound.

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