The periodic table

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Periodic code example

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Periodic code example



The elements in the periodic table are arranged in order of atomic (proton) number and so that elements with similar properties are in columns, known as groups. The table is called a periodic table because similar properties occur at regular intervals.

Elements in the same group in the periodic table have the same number of electrons in their outer shell (outer electrons) and this gives them similar chemical properties.

Students should be able to:

explain how the position of an element in the periodic table is related to the arrangement of electrons in its atoms and hence to its atomic number

predict possible reactions and probable reactivity of elements from their positions in the periodic table.

WS 1.2 Use a variety of models such as representational, spatial, descriptive, computational and mathematical to solve problems, make predictions and to develop scientific explanations and understanding of familiar and unfamiliar facts.