You will get to learn about the major groups of elements found in the Periodic Table and their properties. Gain further understanding of how the structure of the Periodic Table can help you see trends in the properties of elements.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What are some common uses of fluorine?
~ Fluorine is most commonly used in the production of carbon-fluorine compounds, such as chlorofluorocarbon, and waterproof thermostable polymers, such as Teflon.
Why are small amounts of chlorine often added to drinking water and swimming pools?
~ Small amounts of chlorine are often added to drinking water and swimming pools because this element can function as a disinfectant.
Which of the halogens is a dark-gray solid that can easily form a violet vapor?
~ In its naturally occurring form, iodine is a dark-gray solid that can easily form a violet vapor.
Why do the least stable isotopes of astatine have no practical uses other than for scientific research?
~ The least stable isotopes of astatine have no practical uses other than for scientific research because of the element's exceedingly short half-life.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: astatine, bromine, and CFC.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||astatine, bromine, chlorine|