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2 Elements: one type of atom Classification in the Periodic Table: Groups or Families: have similar characteristics Characteristics: Symbol: 2 letters: Capital and lower case Name: Atomic Number: # of protons Atomic Mass:# of protons + # of Neutrons Properties: metal, non-metal

3 Electron Shells: 2, 8, 8, 18 electron spaces (for our purposes) Drawing an atom Valance shell electrons: The electrons in the outer most shell. Generally these electrons are involved in bonding.

4 Isotopes: Have different versions of an element with different numbers of neutrons Atomic weight (revisited): Why a decimal number? Average weight of isotopes

5 Columns: Groups or Families Have the same number of valance shell electrons Families can be referred to by name or number Rows: periods Increasing Atomic number

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7 Hydrogen H: all by itself! METALS (generally solids) Alkali Metals (group 1): 1 valance electron, very reactive, never found alone Alkaline Earth Metals (group 2): 2 valance electrons, fairly reactive, never found alone Transition Metals (groups 3-12) : familiar metals, hard shiny, less reactive, versatile Metalloids: (stair step) both metal and non metal properties some conduct electricity some do not depending on temperature, used in semi -conductors in electronics

8 NON-METALS (generally gases ) Carbon Group: 4 valance electrons- can gain or loose electrons to complete valance shell Nitrogen Group: 5 valance electrons, Oxygen Group: 6 valance electrons Halogen Group: 7 valance electrons, very reactive, salt forming, when alone very dangerous Noble gases: full valance shell, very stable

9 RARE EARTH METALS/ SYNTHETIC This group fits into the transition metals. Lanthanides: rare metals, all very similar, soft malleable metals, used in alloys Actinides: rare metals, radioactive, most are synthetic (man-made in particle accelerators)


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