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Notes Vocab

physical science notes vocabulary

Element any pure substance that is made of only one kind of atom
Monotomic Elements have 1 atom in natural state
Diatomic Elements have 2 atoms in natural state
Periodicity the repetition of certain properties at regular intervals when elements were placed in order of atomic MASS.
Periodic Law the properties of elements vary in a periodic or recurring pattern with their atomic masses
Periodic Law (revised) properties of the elements vary with their atomic numbers in a periodic way
Metals luster, malleable, conduct electricity, ductile
Non-metals lack luster, brittle, don't conduct electricity, not ductile
Second Law of Thermodynamics all natural processes move toward a state of minimum energy
Octet rule atoms generally are most stable when they have a full 8 elctrons in their valence energy level
Electron Affinity deals with the strength of attraction of electrons to unbonded atoms
Electronegativity deals with an atom's ability to attract and hold electrons when bonded to other atoms
Covalent bonds non-metal/non-metal
Ionic bonds metal/non-metal
Metallic bonds metal/metal
Created by: martindale



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