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Learning Outcomes 

Students should be able to: 


Periodic trends 

(a) describe the Periodic Table as an arrangement of the elements in the order of increasing proton (atomic) number 

(b) describe how the position of an element in the Periodic Table is related to proton number and electronic structure 

(c) explain the similarities between the elements in the same group of the Periodic Table in terms of their electronic structure 

(d) describe the change from metallic to non-metallic character from left to right across a period of the Periodic Table (e) describe the relationship between group number, number of valency electrons and metallic /non-metallic character (f) predict the properties of elements in Group I and Group VII using the Periodic Table 5076, 5077 and 5078 SCIENCE Group properties 

(a) describe lithium, sodium and potassium in Group I (the alkali metals) as a collection of relatively soft, low density metals showing a trend in melting point and in their reaction with water 

(b) describe chlorine, bromine and iodine in Group VII (the halogens) as a collection of diatomic non-metals showing a trend in colour, state and their displacement reactions with solutions of other halide ions 

(c) describe the lack of reactivity of the elements in Group 0 (the noble gases) in terms of their electronic structures  


Sample Worksheet 

Periodic Table sample worksheet