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Sec. 3-2 Vocab Terms

Vocab Terms & Definitions

actinide An element in the second row of the rare earth elements of the periodic table.
alkaline earth metal An element in the second family of the periodic table.
alkali metal An element in the first family of the periodic table. They are the most reactive group of metals in the table.
alloy A mixture of two or more metals.
conductor A substance that transmits heat or electricity easily.
corrosion The gradual wearing away of a metal due to a chemical reaction.
ductile A term used to describe a material, usually a metal, that can be pulled or shaped into a wire.
lanthanide An element in the first row of the rare earth elements of the periodic table.
magnetic A characteristic of those metals that are attracted to magnets and can be made into magnets.
malleable A term used to describe a material, usually a metal, that can be hammered or flattened into sheets.
reactivity The ease or speed with which an element or compound combines with other elements or compounds.
transition metal An element in families 3 through 12 of the periodic table.
Created by: LarryMoran



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