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The Periodic Table

Quiz by Lorraine Kyle

High School
Chemistry (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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112.35.c.5.a

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  • Q1
    The order of elements in the periodic table is based on
    the number of electrons in the nucleus.
    the number of neutrons in the nucleus.
    the number of protons in the nucleus.
    atomic mass.
    30s
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  • Q2
    Which of the following elements is an alkali metal?
    aluminum
    calcium
    sodium
    mercury
    30s
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  • Q3
    Carbon and other nonmetals are found in which area of the periodic table?
    on the left-most side
    in the bottom rows.
    in the middle column of the periodic table
    on the right side
    30s
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  • Q4
    In Mendeleev's periodic table, the elements were arranged in order of
    increasing number of electrons
    increasing atomic number
    increasing atomic mass.
    alphabetical order
    30s
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  • Q5
    Mendeleev left gaps in his periodic table because
    no known elements fit there
    the table was too small
    protons belonged there
    the table was too full
    30s
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  • Q6
    Each column of the periodic table is
    an element.
    an isotope.
    a group or family
    a period.
    30s
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  • Q7
    Which of the following elements would behave similarly to potassium (K)?
    Aluminum (Al)
    Sodium (Na)
    Chlorine (Cl)
    Strontium (Sr)
    30s
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  • Q8
    Most nonmetals are
    poor conductors of heat and electricity
    solids at room temperature
    ductile
    shiny
    30s
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  • Q9
    Which statement about alkali metals is correct?
    They are located in group 2 (2A) of the periodic table.
    They are hard and brittle.
    They are usually gases.
    They are extremely reactive in water.
    30s
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  • Q10
    Which statement about the noble gases is correct?
    They form compounds with very bright colors.
    They are highly unreactive.
    They exist as diatomic molecules.
    They are extremely rare in nature.
    30s
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  • Q11
    Which of the following elements is a metalloid (semiconductor)?
    sulfur
    copper
    sodium
    Silicon
    30s
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  • Q12
    Metals tend to be
    brittle.
    gases at room temperature
    dull.
    good conductors of heat.
    30s
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