Do You Know What Group These Elements Belong to in the Periodic Table?
By: Tasha Moore
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About This Quiz
The chemical elements covered here are tricky. You have been warned! This quick chemistry quiz is all about matching periodic table elements with their proper groups. The touchy stuff involves deciphering multiple names for individual groups. Science know-it-alls know there are more and less modern naming conventions out there for periodic elements and their categories. Stick with the more modern group names and their respective group numbers and you'll ace these solids, liquids and gases with few-to-no difficulties.
Coinage metals, copper family and group are group 11 elements that inhabit periods 4 through 7. Alkali metals, lithium family and group are group 1 elements that span periods 2 through 7. Peer at your periodic table long enough and you'll start to see the grouping patterns of these elements illumine. It also helps if you're a chemistry whiz who knows how to group elements based on atomic numbers and all that technical stuff. The makers of those easy-to-read, color-coded periodic tables made things so much easier for the rest of us less-adept-at-tech folks who are no less intrigued by science.
So whatever your level of science mastery, give this quiz a shot! Scroll on to put those atomic numbers in their places.
Cadmium has eighteen electrons on its 4th subshell and two valence electrons. Which group does this element belong to in the periodic table?
Cadmium's atomic number is 48. As with other elements in the zinc group, cadmium has a valence electron count of 2.
Which group in the periodic table does the element with the symbol Cr belong to?
The symbol Cr stands for the element chromium, which belongs to group 6 in the periodic table. Elements in this group possess either one or two valence electrons. Tungsten is another member of this element group.
The element rhodium deviates in the chemical behavior that is characteristic of its group in the periodic table. Can you name the correct group?
Rhodium has an atomic number of 45 and the element contains 1 valence electron, whereas other elements in the cobalt group have a valence electron count of 2. Rhodium is an extremely rare element that exists in 4.6 percent of the native platinum metal compounds.
What is the element name for the IUPAC group 8 of the periodic table?
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, or IUPAC, standardized modern naming conventions for previously inconsistent designations in the periodic table. The IUPAC group 8 is the iron group or iron family, which includes the transition metals ruthenium, iron, osmium and hassium.
Which element group lies in the periodic table's d-block?
D-block elements, also known as transition elements, have valence electrons in two shells instead of just one. Valence electrons enable the formation of chemical bonds. The titanium group is group 4 of the periodic table and includes hafnium, rutherfordium, zirconium and titanium.
Lanthanides are 15 consecutive metals in the periodic table that are often called rare-earth elements. Typical valences are 3 and 4, and atomic numbers range from 57 to 71. Silver has an atomic number of 47.
What is another name for group 14 elements in the periodic table?
Group 14 of the periodic table includes carbon, silicon, germanium, tin, lead and flerovium. Tetrels, from "tetra" which is the Greek for four, is another word for group 14 elements. Elements in this group have a valence of 4.
Strontium belongs in which group of the periodic table?
Strontium is an alkaline-earth metal within the period 5 elements of the periodic table. This element has an oxidation state of +2. Sixteen radioactive isotopes have been derived from strontium through nuclear reactions.
How many valence electrons do group 11 elements have?
Group eleven elements include copper, silver, gold and roentgenium. With the possible exception of roentgenium, this group's elements share the same chemical traits which results from the common valence configuration.
Group 1 and group 2 elements, as well as helium, are included in the s-block. Potassium is a group 1 alkali metal. The s-orbital electrons of s-block elements readily react with other elements to form compounds.
The four elements of the chromium family have either 1 or 2 valence electrons. Which of these choices are elements of the group with 1 valence?
Chromium and molybdenum
Tungsten and seaborgium are elements in the chromium group with 2 valence electrons. Tungsten, chromium and molybdenum are refractory metals, which are durable and maintain structural properties at high levels of heat.
Which element of the manganese group is also included in period 4 of the periodic table?
Manganese has an atomic number of 25 and five oxidation states: +2, +3, +4, +5, +6 and +7. Manganese forms a wide selection of compounds, including potassium permanganate, manganese oxide and manganese carbonate.
Of the members of the nitrogen group, which two elements are prime elements necessary for living organisms?
Arsenic and bismuth
Phosphorus and nitrogen
In addition to the benefits that phosphorus and nitrogen provide living things, these elements are also abundant in explosive weaponry. Bismuth, arsenic, antimony and moscovium are also group 15, nitrogen group elements.
What is another group name for alkaline-earth metals?
Elements in group 2 of the periodic table are alkaline-earth metals that are also known as beryllium group elements. Alkaline-earth metal atoms readily lose electrons to become cations, or positive ions.