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Periodic Table Review Questions

Periodic Table Study Guide


The periodic table is one way to organize the elements.

The periodic table is one way to organize the elements according to recurring trends in their properties.

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Test your comprehension of this periodic table lesson by seeing if you can answer the following questions:

Review Questions

  1. The modern periodic table isn't the only way to categorize the elements. What are some other ways you could list and organize the elements?


  2. List the properties of the metals, metalloids, and nonmetals. Name an example of each type of element.


  3. Where in their group would you expect to find elements with the largest atoms? (top, center, bottom)


  4. Compare and contrast the halogens and noble gases.


  5. What properties can you use to tell the alkali, alkaline earth, and transition metals apart?

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