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Worksheet: Groups in the Periodic Table

Q1:

Phosphorus is in Group 15 of the Periodic Table. How many covalent bonds does an atom of phosphorus usually form?

Q2:

In which group of the Periodic Table do atoms have a valence shell electron configuration of ( 𝑛 βˆ’ 1 ) d10  𝑛 s1?

Q3:

For the reaction below, element X is a element.

  • AGroup 4
  • BGroup 2
  • CGroup 5
  • DGroup 3

Q4:

Which of the following is an alkaline earth metal?

  • ALithium
  • BRubidium
  • CYttrium
  • DStrontium
  • EScandium

Q5:

Oxygen commonly forms two covalent bonds. In which group of the Periodic Table is oxygen located?

  • AGroup 2
  • BGroup 6
  • CGroup 4
  • DGroup 16
  • EGroup 18

Q6:

For the reaction below, which of the following elements could be represented by X?

  • ARubidium
  • BCalcium
  • CIndium
  • DSilicon

Q7:

In which group of the Periodic Table is there an atom with a valence shell electron configuration of ( 𝑛 βˆ’ 1 ) d5  𝑛 s1?

Q8:

For the reaction below, element X is a element.

  • AGroup 15
  • BGroup 1
  • CGroup 17
  • DGroup 2

Q9:

Aluminum is in Group 13. How many electrons are there in the valence shell of an aluminum atom?

  • A1
  • B13
  • C0
  • D3
  • E6

Q10:

In which group of the Periodic Table is there an atom with a valence shell electron configuration of ( 𝑛 βˆ’ 1 ) d10  𝑛 s0?

Q11:

A beryllium atom has two electrons in its valence shell. In which group of the Periodic Table is beryllium located?

  • AGroup 4
  • BGroup 12
  • CGroup 1
  • DGroup 2
  • EGroup 6

Q12:

Magnesium forms M g 2 + ions. In which group of the Periodic Table is magnesium located?

  • AGroup 1
  • BGroup 0
  • CGroup 4
  • DGroup 2
  • EGroup 18

Q13:

Sulfur is in Group 16. What is the charge of the sulfide anion?

Q14:

In which group of the Periodic Table do atoms have a valence shell electron configuration of 𝑛 s1?

Q15:

For the reaction below, X could represent which of these elements?

  • AMagnesium
  • BStrontium
  • CGallium
  • DPotassium