Atoms, electrons and the periodic table

Created April 2020, Offline version here
Video by Paul Anderson, also on his website Bozeman Science.


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1. What happens to ionization energy as you go across the p-block?
2. Which element has the smallest atomic radius?
3. What term refers to the overall trends found on the periodic table like ionization energy or electronegativity?
4. Material design engineers can produce similar products with similar chemical properties if they are in the same ...?
5. Which of the following is useful in determining the electron configuration of an atom?
6. What explains the increasing attraction as nucleus charge increases and as the electrons get closer to the nucleus?
7. Elements found in the same family contain the same number of…?
8. What would the graph of the atomic radii and ionization energy of the same elements look like in respect to each other?
9. True or False: Niobium has a higher ionization energy than Cobalt.
10. Mendeleev arranged the Periodic Table by increasing ...?
11. Which of the following best describes the ability of an atom to attract electrons?
12. What happens to ionization energy as you increase the radius and the distance between the nucleus and the electrons?
13. What decreases as you move left to right on the periodic table?
14. Apart from helium, which element on the periodic table has the highest ionization energy based on the periodicity trend?
15. Which group can achieve the electron configuration of noble gases by losing two electrons?
16. Which element on the periodic table has the lowest ionization energy?
17. Which of the following best describes the ability of an atom to remove electrons?
18. As atomic radius increases, what gradually gets pulled closer to the nucleus because of the increasing positive charge?
19. True or False: Orbitals are found within subshells, and subshells are found within shells.
20. In order for the Halogens to become stable like the noble gases, they must gain how many electrons?