6 The Periodic Table



  • Explain the difference between groups and periods.
  • Know the names of groups or families and the common traits of elements in those groups.
  • Describe the properties of metals, nonmetals, and semimetals.
  • Understand properties of elements based on position on the periodic table, including:
    • atomic mass
    • atomic radius
    • ionization energy
    • electronegativity
    • ion size

Academic Standards

C.1.33  Use an element's location in the Periodic Table to determine its number of valence electrons, and predict what stable ion or ions an element is likely to form in reacting with other specified elements.
  • Determine electron configuration by position on the periodic table.
  • Construct Lewis-dot structures for elements using the periodic table.
C.1.34 Use the Periodic Table to compare attractions that atoms have for their electrons and explain periodic properties, such as atomic size, based on these attractions.
  • Determine the relationship between periodicity and electronegativity, ionization energy, oxidation numbers, electron affinity, and chemical reactivity.
  • See next unit for the remainder of this standard.


  1. Valence Electrons and Formation of Ions

  2. Periodic Trends

  3. Periodic Table Quiz

Recent Files

  • The Periodic Table Review KEY.pdf   393k - Oct 20, 2009, 10:31 AM by Jeremy Horner (v4)
    ‎Answer key to the review problems  ‎
  • The Periodic Table Review.pdf   365k - Oct 31, 2008, 11:40 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Review on valence electrons, ions, and periodic trends.‎
  • Periodicity.pdf   239k - Oct 31, 2008, 11:40 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Periodicity group notes‎
  • Valence Electrons and Ions.pdf   230k - Oct 31, 2008, 11:40 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Practice on finding valence electrons, dot structures, and ions.‎
  • The Periodic Table Activity.pdf   279k - Oct 31, 2008, 11:40 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Blank periodic table labeling and coloring activity‎
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Periodic Videos University of Nottingham element videos (the site I showed in class) 
Printable Periodic Tables Several different versions of the periodic table, including ones with atomic radius, oxidation number, electronegativity, and more! 
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