Atoms and Elements 1
The latin name for copper is cuprum.

Atoms and Elements 1

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Atoms are part of elements and elements are listed in the periodic table. Did you know that atoms are so small, one million atoms in a row is roughly equal to the thickness of a piece of paper? Imagine that!

There were two accepted systems of numbering the periodic table, one of which called the noble gasses group VIIIA, often changed informally to group 8 (most commonly used in the USA) and the other that called it group 0 (most commonly used in Europe). The naming of anything in chemistry now is governed by a single organization IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and they have simplified the group numbering so the noble gasses have now become group 18. Groups are also often referred to by the name of the first element in the group - the noble gasses could also be called the helium group.

Other than groups 1 and 2, all of the other group numbers have changed for example the halogens are no longer officially group 7, they are group 17. At the moment, many school text books still refer to the groups by their old numbers and names though some schools (maybe even yours) may already have changed.

1.
Which of the following is the name for group 7 in the periodic table?
Alkali metals
Alkaline earth metals
Halogens
Noble gasses
2.
Which of the following is the name for group 2 in the periodic table?
Alkali metals
Alkaline earth metals
Halogens
Noble gasses
3.
Which of the following elements is metal?
Magnesium
Nitrogen
Helium
Phosphorus
The others are non metals
4.
Which of the following is the symbol for sodium?
Na
S
Sd
So
The latin name for sodium is natrium
5.
What is listed in the Periodic Table?
Compounds
Elements
Gases
Metals
6.
Which of the following elements is the odd one out?
Helium
Hydrogen
Krypton
Neon
The other three are noble gasses, hydrogen is not
7.
Which of the following is the name for group 8 in the periodic table?
Alkali metals
Alkaline earth metals
Halogens
Noble gasses
8.
Which of the following is the name for group 1 in the periodic table?
Alkali metals
Alkaline earth metals
Halogens
Noble gasses
9.
In the periodic table, what is a period?
A horizontal row
A vertical line
The left hand side
The middle block
A group is a vertical line
10.
Which of the following is the symbol for copper?
C
Ca
Co
Cu
The latin name for copper is cuprum
Author:  Sue Davison

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