Full course description
Learn how and where elements are arranged in the Periodic Table, the Periodic Table’s changes over the years as more elements are discovered, and how to read and use the table.
This course contains seven modules:
- Features of Periodic Table
- Periodic Trends
- Group I Alkali Metals
- Group VII Elements - Halogens
- Group O Elements - Noble Gases
- Transition Elements
- Mind Map Exercise for Course Summary
Students will learn to:
- Periodic Trends
- Identify the Group and Period in Periodic Table.
- Name Group I, II, VII and O in Periodic Table.
- Describe the Periodic Table as an arrangement of the elements in the order of increasing proton (atomic) number.
- Describe how the position of an element in the Periodic Table is related to proton number and electronic structure.
- Explain the similarities between the elements in the same group of the Periodic Table in terms of their electronic structure.
- Describe the change from metallic to non-metallic character from left to right across a period of the Periodic Table.
- Describe the change in following trends across a period.
- Describe the relationship between group number, number of valency electrons and metallic/non-metallic character.
- Group Properties
- Describe lithium, sodium and potassium in Group I (the alkali metals) as a collection of relatively soft, low density metals showing a trend in melting point and in their reaction with water.
- Describe chlorine, bromine and iodine in Group VII (the halogens) as a collection of diatomic non-metals showing a trend in colour, state and their displacement reactions with solutions of other halide ions.
- Predict the properties of elements in Group I and Group VII using the Periodic Table.
- Describe the lack of reactivity of the elements in Group 0 (noble gases) in terms of their electronic structures.
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