Families of Elements
What are the characteristics of the metals?

 
 

List six elements that are metals you have heard of.
 
 
 
 

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What are the characteristics of the nonmetals?
 
 

List six elements that are nonmetals you have heard of.
 
 
 
 

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Sketch a periodic table and shade in the nonmetals.
 
 

What are the characteristics of the semiconductors?
 
 

Where are the alkali metals (Group 1) commonly found in nature as elements?
 

Give three examples of alkali metals.
 
 
 
 
 

What are the two most common alkaline-earth metals (Group 2)?
 

Where can these alkaline-earth metals be found?
 
 

Sketch the periodic table and shade in where the transition metals are located.
 
 
 

Give three examples of transition metals and tell what each is used for.
 

.List six nonmetals you have heard of.
 
 
 
 

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Why are halogens (Group 17) so reactive?
 
 

Give three examples of halogens you have heard of and tell where each can be found.
 

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Why arenít noble gases (Group 18) reactive?
 
 

Give three examples of noble gases.
 

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Sketch the periodic table and shade in where the semiconductors are located.
 
 
 

List all of the semiconducting elements.
 
 
 
 
 

What are semiconducting elements used for?
 
 
 


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