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groups of the periodic table

Halogens: group number and description group #17, most reactive non-metals, medicinal qualities
Alkali Metals: group number and description group #1, most reactive, shiny, silver, soft, compounds in nature
Alkaline Earth Metals: group number and description group #2, fairly reactive, shiny, silvery, strong, burns bright (used in fireworks)
Metals: where on periodic table and description left of staircase, conduct electricity, very lustrous
Non-Metals: where on periodic table and description right side of staircase, insulators
Metalloids: where on periodic table and description found along the "staircase", both metallic and non-metallic
Actinide Series: description manmade and radioactive
Lanthanide Series: description super conductors, less production, and found in lasers
Transition Metals: group numbers and description group #2, bond with many different elements
Hydrogen "group of 1": description non-metal, highly flammable, reacts with alkali metals and halogens
Noble Gases: group number and description group #18, stable (unreactive), no colour, taste, odour
Groups (columns) up and down, 18 groups
Periods (rows) left to right, 7 periods
Created by: mjansen



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