2By the 1870’s many elements had been identified, therefore a method to organize the elements according to their properties was needed.Properties – the characteristics used to describe and identify a substance.Ex: shiny, dull, conductor of heat, chemically active, etc.
3The Father of the Periodic A Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev organized a method of grouping the elements by placing them in a table, The Periodic Table.
4The Periodic Table Column = Group or Family 18 columns on the Periodic TableThe Periodic Table arrangement makes it easy to remember the properties of elements. Elements with similar characteristics are grouped together as families, or groups.By looking at an elements position in the table, one can understand quite a bit of information, such as size, chemical properties, and physical properties.
5Metals- elements that conduct electricity. Nonmetals- do not conduct electricity, have dull surfaces, and cannot be shaped by hammering or drawing into wires.Metalloids- have properties of both metals and nonmetals and are good semiconductors.
6Metals, Nonmetals, and Semi-metals Nonmetals are on the right of the stair-stepMetals are to the left of the stair- stepSemi-metals,“metalloids,”touch the stair-step
76CCarbon12.01← atomic number← element symbol← element name← atomic mass numberThe number located at the top of each box is the atomic number. This number is the number of protons and electrons in an atom.The number located at the bottom of each box is the atomic mass number. This number is the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of the atom.The letters in the center of each box is the element symbol. A chemical symbol is always in capital letters, except for 2 letter symbols. 2 letter symbols, the first letter is capitalized and the second letter is not. For example: Na, He, Mg.
87 rows on the Periodic Table The horizontal rows in the periodic table are called periods. All elements on a given period have the same number of energy shells in which electrons orbit the nucleus. These energy spaces are called electron shells.Row = Period7 rows on the Periodic Table
9The vertical columns in the periodic table are called groups or families. Each group is named according to properties of the elements.Column = Group or Family18 columns on the Periodic Table
10The Groups of the Periodic Table Column 1A – Alkali Metals – most reactive metals on the PT
11Column 2A- Alkaline Earth Metals- still very reactive metals