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CHEMISTRY

asp 1-C THE PERIODIC TABLE

WORDS TO KNOWDefinition
Actinides Elements 89-102 on the periodic table
Alkali metals Elements in the first column of the periodic table
Alkaline earth metals Elements in the second column of the periodic table
Ductile The property of metal that allows it to be drawn into wires
Families Vertical columns on the periodic table
Graphite A form of pure carbon
Groups Vertical columns on the periodic table
Halogens Elements in column 17 of the periodic table
Diatomic molecule A molecule with two atoms that are both the same element; examples include Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, and all of the Halogens
Inner transition elements Lanthanides and Actinides
Lanthanides Elements 57-70 on the periodic table
Luster The shininess of a metal
Malleable Able to be hammered into thin sheets
Metalloids Elements between the metals and nonmetals on the periodic table; they possess characteristics of both metals and nonmetals; also known as semimetals
Metals Located on the left side of the periodic table; known for having fairly loosely valence electrons
Noble gases Elements in column 18 of the periodic table; they generally do not form bonds; also referred to as inert gases
Nonmetals Elements toward the right of the periodic table; they possess tightly held valence electrons
Periodic Table A chart that organizes the elements according to their atomic number and groups them according to their properties; currently there are 118 identified
Periods Horizontal rows on the periodic table
Transition metals Elements in columns 3-12 on the periodic table
Created by: MEL3024