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Worksheet: The Structure of the Periodic Table

Q1:

Which of the following is a p-block element?

  • AHydrogen
  • BBarium
  • CNickel
  • DLead
  • ECerium

Q2:

Which of the following elements would most commonly form negative ions in a binary ionic compound?

  • A P b
  • B I n
  • C C s
  • D I
  • E A l

Q3:

In which group of the Periodic Table do atoms have a valence shell electron configuration of ( 𝑛 βˆ’ 1 ) 𝑛 d s 5 2 ?

Q4:

Which element is a halogen and in the same period as lithium?

  • AChlorine
  • BOxygen
  • CHelium
  • DFluorine
  • EHydrogen

Q5:

Calcium is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • ARare earth metals
  • BAlkali metals
  • CTransition metals
  • DAlkaline earth metals
  • EMetalloids

Q6:

Which of the following is a lanthanide?

  • APlutonium
  • BProtactinium
  • CPolonium
  • DPraseodymium
  • EPotassium

Q7:

Selenium is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • AAlkaline earth metals
  • BPnictogens
  • CNoble gases
  • DChalcogens
  • EPost-transition metals

Q8:

Lithium is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • AActinides
  • BAlkaline earth metals
  • CNoble metals
  • DAlkali metals
  • ERare earth metals

Q9:

If the following elements were found in a binary ionic compound as monoatomic ions, what would their charge most likely be?

M g

  • A3+
  • B+
  • C4+
  • D2+
  • E0

A l

  • A3+
  • B4+
  • C2+
  • D+
  • E0

O

  • A 4 βˆ’
  • B0
  • C 2 βˆ’
  • D βˆ’
  • E 3 βˆ’

C l

  • A βˆ’
  • B 4 βˆ’
  • C 3 βˆ’
  • D0
  • E 2 βˆ’

C s

  • A4+
  • B3+
  • C2+
  • D+
  • E0

Q10:

Chlorine is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • AChalcogens
  • BPnictogens
  • CNoble gases
  • DHalogens
  • ELanthanides

Q11:

Which element is a noble gas and in the same period as germanium?

  • ABromine
  • BNeon
  • CArgon
  • DKrypton
  • EIodine

Q12:

Which of the following is a poor metal?

  • AMercury
  • BZinc
  • CSilicon
  • DTin
  • EGermanium

Q13:

Sulfur is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • AHalogens
  • BPnictogens
  • CPost-transition metals
  • DChalcogens
  • EMetalloids

Q14:

Which of the following generally decreases across a period?

  • AEffective nuclear charge
  • BRadius of the most stable ion
  • CElectron affinity
  • DAtomic radius
  • EIonization energy

Q15:

Which of the following is an actinide?

  • ALivermorium
  • BLanthanum
  • CLead
  • DLawrencium
  • ELutetium

Q16:

In which group of the Periodic Table do atoms have a valence shell electron configuration of ( 𝑛 βˆ’ 1 ) d5  𝑛 s2?

  • A3
  • B5
  • C9
  • D7
  • E2

Q17:

Which element is a chalcogen and in the same period as cadmium?

  • AMercury
  • BAntimony
  • CSelenium
  • DTellurium
  • EIodine

Q18:

In which group of the Periodic Table do atoms have a valence shell electron configuration of 𝑛 s 2 𝑛 p 3 ?

Q19:

Which element is an alkaline earth metal and in the same period as selenium?

  • AStrontium
  • BPotassium
  • CSulfur
  • DCalcium
  • EBarium

Q20:

Barium is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • ALanthanides
  • BAlkali metals
  • CNoble metals
  • DAlkaline earth metals
  • EPost-transition metals

Q21:

Which of the following is a main-group element?

  • AManganese
  • BAmericium
  • CZinc
  • DPhosphorus
  • EUranium

Q22:

In which group of the Periodic Table do atoms have a valence shell electron configuration of 𝑛 s2  𝑛 p3?

Q23:

Which of the following elements would most commonly form positive ions in a binary ionic compound?

  • A S
  • B F
  • C O
  • D C d
  • E P

Q24:

Krypton is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • AHalogens
  • BPnictogens
  • CActinides
  • DNoble gases
  • ERare earth metals

Q25:

Sodium is an example of which group of elements in the Periodic Table?

  • ARare earth metals
  • BAlkaline earth metals
  • CLanthanides
  • DAlkali metals
  • EActinides