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2 The Periodic Table Chapter 5

3 Why is the Periodic Table important to me? The periodic table is the most useful tool to a chemist. You get to use it on every test. It organizes lots of information about all the known elements.

4 Pre-Periodic Table Chemistry … …was a mess!!! No organization of elements. Imagine going to a grocery store with no organization!! Difficult to find information. Chemistry didn’t make sense.

5 History of the Periodic Table By the late-1800’s, many elements in the earth’s crust, oceans, and air had been discovered As the number of known elements increased, scientists began to devise ways to classify the elements in useful ways

6 Dmitri Mendeleev “Father of the Periodic Table” Mendeleev is considered the father of the Periodic Table 1868 - Arranged the known elements in order of increasing atomic mass Noticed that similar properties of elements appeared at regular intervals Left spaces for undiscovered elements!

7 How’d He Do That? Mendeleev and Periodic Solitaire Mendeleev began organizing the known elements by first writing everything that was known about an element on index cards He began placing the elements in order of increasing atomic weight groups began to form that had similar properties Where gaps occurred, Mendeleev predicted the existence of new elements and their properties Mendeleev was right – three of the elements he predicted were discovered in his lifetime But, there were some inconsistencies in Mendeleev’s arrangement

8 Mendeleev’s Original Table How is it different from the one we use today?

9 Henry Mosley Developed Modern Periodic Table 1911 – Rearranged table according to increasing atomic number; cleared up Mendeleev’s mistakes Developed concept of atomic numbers after Rutherford discovered the proton Remember, atomic number = # protons

10 Periodic Law When placed in increasing atomic number, elements have a predictable chemical and physical behavior It is the electron configuration that determines an element’s behavior The periodic table is arranged so that elements with similar properties fall in the same column

11 Periodic Table Terminology Group – elements in a column of the periodic table –There are 18 groups –Groups are sometimes called “families” Period – elements in the same row of the periodic table –There are 7 periods

12 Families on the Periodic Table Columns are also grouped into families. Families may be one column, or several columns put together. Families have names rather than numbers. (Just like your family has a common last name.)

13 12 Periodic Table Note: Two methods for numbering; we will use 1A, 2A, etc.

14 13 Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids The heavy zigzag line separates metals and nonmetals. Metals are located to the left. Nonmetals are located to the right. Metalloids are located along the heavy zigzag line between the metals and nonmetals.

15 14 Metals shiny and ductile good conductors of heat and electricity Nonmetals dull, brittle, and poor conductors good insulators Metalloids better conductors than nonmetals, but not as good as metals used as semiconductors and insulators Metals, Nonmetals, & Metalloids

16 Hydrogen Hydrogen belongs to a family of its own. Hydrogen is a diatomic, reactive gas. Hydrogen was involved in the explosion of the Hindenberg. Hydrogen is promising as an alternative fuel source for automobiles

17 Alkali Metals 1 st column on the periodic table (Group 1) not including hydrogen. Very reactive metals, always combined with something else in nature (like in salt). Soft enough to cut with a butter knife

18 Alkaline Earth Metals Second column on the periodic table. (Group 2) Reactive metals that are always combined with nonmetals in nature. Several of these elements are important mineral nutrients (such as Mg and Ca

19 Transition Metals Elements in groups 3- 12 Less reactive harder metals Includes metals used in jewelry and construction.

20 Boron Family Elements in group 13 Aluminum metal was once rare and expensive, not a “disposable metal.”

21 Carbon Family Elements in group 14 Contains elements important to life and computers. Carbon is the basis for an entire branch of chemistry. Silicon and Germanium are important semiconductors.

22 Nitrogen Family Elements in group 15 Nitrogen makes up over ¾ of the atmosphere. Nitrogen and phosphorus are both important in living things. Most of the world’s nitrogen is not available to living things. The red stuff on the tip of matches is phosphorus.

23 Oxygen Family Elements in group 16 Oxygen is necessary for respiration. Many things that stink, contain sulfur (rotten eggs, garlic, skunks,etc.)

24 Halogens Elements in group 17 Very reactive, volatile, diatomic, nonmetals Always found combined with other element in nature. Used as disinfectants and to strengthen teeth.

25 The Noble Gases Elements in group 18 VERY unreactive, monatomic gases Used in lighted “neon” signs Used in blimps to fix the Hindenberg problem. Have a full valence shell.

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