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Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:39 pm
by 005095564
Are we expected to know where solids, nonmnetals, liquids, gas, etc. are located on the periodic table?

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:18 pm
by 005388369
I'm assuming so. It shouldn't be too difficult since they are kind of grouped together.

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:28 pm
by KaleenaJezycki_1I
I think it will be valuable to know, you can look it up online and you will be able to see that the metals, non metals, noble gases etc. are grouped together. This will be good to know when we start getting asked about characteristics of elements and what happens during the reaction, etc. You should look in to it for sure!

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:31 pm
by bellaha4F
I think we should know it, and I'm assuming that it'd be really helpful for the tests!

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:02 pm
by erica thompson 4I
It would be helpful! In general, metals are the majority of the table on the left side, nonmetals are the upper-right corner, and metalloids sort of form a staircase in between metals and nonmetals.

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:33 pm
by Kishan Shah 2G
Yes, its the best to know them and its not too hard to memorize which parts of the periodic table are solid, liquid, and gas.

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:47 pm
by SarahCoufal_1k
You should probably know the groupings, because that might help determine how they react with other elements/atoms.

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:14 am
by Jasmine 2C
I don't think we need to remember exactly what metals are part of which group but if you are given the general region the element is on the periodic table, I think you should be able to know because they are grouped pretty easily. But I do think you should know the basics like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, etc and such are nonmetals and copper, silver, tin, etc are metals.

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:03 am
by Veronica_Lubera_2A
Yes- it will be helpful when recognizing ionic (metal and nonmetal sharing electrons) or covalent bonds (between two nonmetals). Also it's good to keep in mind their valence electrons for when we will be drawing their Lewis Dot Structures.

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:34 am
by Jasmine Fendi 1D
I think it would be helpful, but make sure to know where all of the common elements are so they are easier to find on the periodic table!

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:11 pm
by Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
It will definitely be helpful to know as you will be able to recognize elements' properties and how they interact with other elements; memorize them!

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:41 pm
by Paige Lee 1A
Does anyone know if we should know the elements' chemical symbols too?

Re: Location of elements

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:11 pm
by MinuChoi
Does anyone know if we should know the elements' chemical symbols too?


You'll be given a periodic table on the test, so memorizing all of the elements' symbols is likely not necessary. It's good to know most of the symbols for the more common atoms for efficiency, though. Maybe consciously make note of common experimental elements that have symbols notably different from the names (e.g. sodium and silver)