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- Understand how the periodic table is arranged.
- Study the trends in atomic radii among groups and periods of the periodic table.
- Explain the trends in ionization energy on the periodic table.
- Learn the definition of electronegativity.
- Discover the diagonal relationship, boiling point trends and metallic properties.
- Compare main group elements and transition metals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
8. Scandium: Facts & Uses
Have you ever heard the words, 'we have lift off'? The first thing that might come to mind is an aircraft, and scandium plays an important role in this area. Read on to discover some more interesting facts about scandium that might surprise you!
9. What is a Chemical Property? - Definition & Examples
Can you guess what the terms toxicity and reactivity have in common? They both are chemical properties. Continue reading to learn what a chemical property is and discover the other relatives of toxicity and reactivity.
10. What is an Element in Chemistry?
Sometimes the simplest definitions are the most difficult to articulate. Chemical elements form the foundational components of what creates matter and materials. Here we will describe the principle components of elements, what makes them unique to form the materials of everyday life.
11. What is a Diatomic Element? - Definition & Examples
Diatomic elements are very unique compounds because they contain two atoms. Explore this lesson to learn about diatomic elements. Understand what they are, discovering the several different examples of them along the way.
12. What Are Radioactive Elements?
In this lesson, we'll go over the definition of radioactive elements. We'll learn about the different types of particles emitted during the process of radiation and look at some examples of radioactive elements and their uses.
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