Ch 5: Representative Elements

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By studying the information in our chapter, you will learn more about representative elements. Our expert instructors have crafted these lessons to enhance comprehension and retention.

Representative Elements- Chapter Summary

With our help, you can all about representative elements used in chemistry. Our instructors cover important information such alkali metals and alkaline earths. They also help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Identify the S-block elements
  • Review the properties of the alkali metals
  • Explore the properties of the alkaline earths
  • Understand the p-block elements
  • Describe the characteristics of the 3A elements
  • Explain the common properties that 4A elements share
  • Provide examples of 5A elements

Our short video lessons are taught by professional instructors who have a working knowledge of these specific chemistry elements. Use the timeline feature that accompanies every video lesson to skip around to certain areas of the lesson that you need to study more.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Representative Elements
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S-Block Elements on the Periodic Table: Properties & Overview

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.

Alkali Metals (Group 1A Elements): Definition & Properties

2. 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.

Alkaline Earths (Group 2A Elements): Definition & Properties

3. 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.

P-Block Elements on the Periodic Table: Properties & Overview

4. 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.

Group 3A Elements: Definition & Properties

5. 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.

Group 4A Elements: Definition & Properties

6. 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.

Group 5A Elements: Definition & Properties

7. 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.

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