What are the names of the periodic table groups from left to right?
Alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, post-transition metals, metalloids, noble gases.
What are the properties of alkali metals?
- ion charge +1
- low density, soft
- low melting point
What are the properties of alkaline earth metals?
- ion charge +2
- low density, hard
- solid at room temp
- very reactive
What are the properties of halogens?
- not found alone in nature, too reactive
- instead found in compounds often with alkali metals
- toxic in elemental form
- bright colours as gases
- low boiling point
What are the properties of noble gases?
- tasteless, odourless, colourless, non-toxic
- full valence shell