You will get to learn about the major groups of elements found in the Periodic Table and their properties. Gain further understanding of how the structure of the Periodic Table can help you see trends in the properties of elements.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
Which s-block elements make up Group 1A?
~ Group 1A consists of hydrogen, lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium.
What makes beryllium unique among the s-block elements?
~ Beryllium is unique among the s-block elements because, while all the other elements in this group form ionic compounds, beryllium forms mostly covalent compounds.
What is the relationship between the order of the alkali metal elements and their melting and boiling points?
~ The melting and boiling points of the alkali metals in the Periodic Table decrease as you move from top to bottom.
Which alkaline earth metals are the most abundant in the Earth's crust?
~ Magnesium and calcium are the alkaline earth metals found most abundantly in the Earth's crust.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and barium.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, barium|