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Chemistry CIE iGCSE:
Periodic Table

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You will need a copy of the periodic table!

1. The elements in the Periodic Table are arranged in order of..
  • A.   Relative Atomic Mass
  • B.   Mass Number
  • C.   Reactivity
  • D.   Atomic number
2. What is a property of ALL metals?
  • A.   low melting point
  • B.   form acidic oxides
  • C.   low density
  • D.   conduct electricity

3. Which row describes the properties of a typical transition metal?

  Melting Point Density
A high high
B high low
C low high
D low low
4. Noble gases are unreactive because they..
  • A.   all have a full outer shell
  • B.   all have 8 electrons in their outer shell
  • C.   are all monatomic gases
  • D.   are in Group 0 of the Periodic Table
5. The element in group 2 and period 4 of the Periodic Table is..
  • A.   a metal with 4 outer shell electrons
  • B.   a metal with 2 outer shell electrons
  • C.   a non-metal with 4 outer shell electrons
  • D.   a non-metal with 2 outer shell electrons

6. Which element is most likely to be a transition metal?

  Melting Point /°C Colour of sulfate
A 1465 white
B 137 white
C 1276 green
D 126 blue
7. What property of elements increases as you move from left to right across the Periodic Table?
  • A.   number of electron shells
  • B.   metallic character
  • C.   number of outer shell electrons
  • D.   tendency to form positive ions

A diagram of the Periodic Table is shown below. A, B, C and D are different elements.

periodic table outline

8. Which element exists as diatomic molecule?
9. Which element has 2 electrons in its outer shell?
10. Which element is most likely to form an acidic oxide?