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HDHS Trilogy C2 Checkpoint quiz: The periodic table

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Combined Science: Trilogy
English National Curriculum

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English National Curriculum

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  • Q1
    In the periodic table, how are the elements arranged?
    Increasing atomic (proton) number
    Decreasing mass number.
    Increasing mass number.
    Decreasing atomic (proton) number.
  • Q2
    Which of these is a property of non-metals?
    They are found on the left of the periodic table.
    They can be hammered into shape.
    They conduct electricity.
    They are brittle.
  • Q3
    An element has an electron arrangement of 2,8,1. Which group does it belong to?
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    Group 11
    Group 2
    Group 8
    Group 1
  • Q4
    Which sentence about Group 1 metals is correct?
    Sodium reacts with water to give a solution of sodium hydroxide and the gas oxygen.
    They are found on the far right of the periodic table.
    Group 1 metals react with water to produce alkaline solutions.
    Group 1 metals are known as the acidic metals.
  • Q5
    Potassium reacts with water and a gas is given off. Which is the correct positive test for this gas?
    It gives a squeaky pop with a lit splint.
    It relights a glowing splint.
    It turns limewater cloudy.
    It extinguishes a flame.
  • Q6
    Which statement is true about the elements in Group 7?
    When they react they gain an electron.
    The larger the atom, the more reactive it is.
    They get more reactive down the group.
    They form 1 ions.
  • Q7
    A more reactive halogen will displace a less reactive halogen from a solution of its salt. Which equation is correct?
    chlorine + potassium iodide → potassium iodine + chlorine
    bromine + potassium iodide → potassium bromide + iodine
    chlorine + potassium bromide → Bromine chloride + potassium
    bromine + potassium chloride → potassium bromide + chlorine
  • Q8
    Which of these sentences about how Mendeleev constructed the periodic table is true?
    He left no gaps between the elements.
    He could not make predictions about properties.
    He put the elements in a table based on atomic weight and patterns in their properties.
    He kept the elements in the same order.
  • Q9
    Which statement about Group 1 metals is true?
    When Group 1 metal atoms react, they lose an electron to form an ion with a 1+ charge.
    The reactivity of Group 1 metals decreases down the group.
    The outer electron is closer to the nucleus as you go down the group.
    There is less shielding as you go down the group.
  • Q10
    Which sentence explains why Group 7 elements get less reactive as you go down the group?
    Electrostatic attraction increases going down the group.
    The larger the atom, the easier it is for the atom to gain electrons.
    Shielding increases as you go down the group.
    The distance between the outermost electron and the nucleus decreases.
  • Q11
    The table shows ions with their electronic structure and group. Which row is correct?
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  • Q12

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