The Periodic Table. Elements and the Periodic Table. ˚ The Periodic Table is an organized chart of all of the elements in the entire universe For example: ˚ Iron (Fe) is an element that is found on Earth. The Iron on earth is identical to the iron atoms found on meteorites. &
˚ The Periodic Table is an organized chart of all of the elements in the entire universe
˚ Iron (Fe) is an element that is found on Earth. The Iron on earth is identical to the iron atoms found on meteorites.
˚ The iron atoms on Mars that make the soil red are the same too.
˚ Elements are the building blocks of all matter
˚ Elements are the simplest substance in the entire universe. Elements cannot be broken down into other substances by chemical or physical means (except by nuclear means)
- Some examples of elements are: Gold (Au), Oxygen (O), Copper (Cu), Calcium (Ca), Iodine (I), Chlorine (Cl), and Neon (Ne)
˚ Each element has certain properties which distinguishes it from other elements
- These properties are: boiling point & melting point, atomic mass, atomic number, etc.
˚ Elements have many uses:
*Boron (B) can be found in many soaps. Boron is often found in the compound known as borax and refined for other uses.
*Carbon (C) is used in printer’s ink.
*Paper is composed of Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H), and Oxygen (O).
˚ The periodic table is organized into horizontal rows and vertical rows
˚ The horizontal rows are called periods.
˚ The vertical rows are called groups.
˚ There are 7 periods and 18 groups in the periodic table
˚ Groups are numbered 1-18. These numbers refer to the number of electrons in the outer shell of the elements.
(This works for the first 20 elements)
˚ Each square on the periodic table give particular information about the atoms of an element:
The number at the top of the square is the atomic number, which is the number of protons in the nucleus of the element
The element symbol is an abbreviation for the element name (usually 1-2 letters)
The element name is below the symbol
The number below the element symbol is the atomic mass. This is the mass of all of the isotopes of the element.
Much information can be derived about an element’s atomic structure just from the information provided in it’s element box.
*atomic number = number of protons
*atomic mass number= the total number of protons and neutrons
*To find the number of neutrons, you take the atomic number and subtract the atomic mass number
number of neutrons= atomic number - atomic mass number
* The number of protons is equal to the number of electrons
number of protons= number of electrons
Open your Chemical Interactions text to page 20-21.
˚Metals on the left side of the periodic table and nonmetals on the right side.
-The zigzag line on the right side of the table separates metals from nonmetals.
˚ Notice: The black bolded elements are solid, the white letters are a gas and there are 2 liquids on the periodic table
-Gases or dull, brittle solids
-Do not reflect light
-Cannot be rolled into wires or pounded into sheets
-At room temperature, they can be solids or gases, except Bromine, which is a liquid.
-5 or more valence electrons
-From negative ions by gaining electrons
-Poor conductors of heat and electricity
*Noble gases-Group 18, almost never react with other elements
-Some are used to make colorful lights
*Halogens-Group 17, very reactive nonmetals that form salts when combined with many metals.
-Uses: to kill harmful microorganisms in hospitals, to purify drinking water and prevent growth of algae in swimming pools.
*All metals are not magnetic
*Iron is not the only metal that has magnetic properties
*Electrical conductivity is not a property of only metals
*Carbon rod (graphite) is actually an element with properties that are intermediate between a metal and a nonmetal
*Not all elements are solids
now you get to…
30 element names
There will be pop quiz very soon over this information!!!
˚ Even though elements cannot be broken down, they can be combined with other elements in order to form new substances.
˚ For example salt is a compound of sodium and chlorine: NaCl
˚ Elements have many uses:
EX: Boron (B) can be found in many soaps. Boron is often found in the compound known as borax and refined for other uses.