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Ch 48: The Periodic Table for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Periodic Table chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the properties of the periodic table. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the operations involving the periodic table required in a typical MCAT prep course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other MCAT test-prep work.
  • Identify the periodic table concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding the characteristics of groups and periods, main group and transition elements, the diagonal relationship or any other periodic table topic
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Learning objectives

  • Learn how groups and periods are displayed on the periodic table.
  • Understand how the diagonal relationship works on the periodic table work.
  • Explain the relationship between atomic energy levels and valence electrons.
  • Discuss how trends among atomic and ionic radii are shown on the periodic table.
  • Define ionization energy and its relationship to the periodic table.
  • Explain the use of electronegativity as a measurement.
  • Compare and contrast group elements and transition metals.

7 Lessons in Chapter 48: The Periodic Table for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

2. 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.

Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

3. 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.

Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

4. 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.

Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

5. 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.

The Diagonal Relationship, Metallic Character, and Boiling Point

6. 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.

Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences

7. 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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