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Gr 8 PT Families

Learn about the characteristics of each family on the periodic table

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Groups 3 through 12;form a bridge between the very reactive metals and less reactive metals transition metals
one valence electron; very reactive alkali metals
two valence electrons; reactive; includes Mg and Ca alkaline earth metals
lanthanides and actinides rare earth elements; found at the bottom of the periodic table
6 valence electrons; gains or shares 2 valence electrons oxygen family
4 valence electrons carbon family
simplest element in a category by itself hydrogen
7 valence electrons; gains or shares one electron halogen family
5 valence electrons nitrogen family
Very stable; 8 valence electrons noble gases
Created by: Dcoleman