Problem: Match all the terms that apply to each element. Some terms may apply to more than one elementmetalloid, metal, halogen, inner transition metal element, transition metal element, alkaline earth element, main group element, nonmetal, alkali metal, noble gasa. Phosphorusb. Fluorinec. Potassiumd. Iron

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Group the terms to categories. 

Metallic property: 

  • metal → mostly in the middle and left of of the periodic table
  • nonmetal → mostly to the right of the periodic table
  • metalloid → in between of metals and non-metals

Family (mostly based on the group number): 

  • halogen → Group 7A
  • alkaline earth element → Group 1A
  • alkali metal → Group 2A
  • noble gas → Group 8A


General groups: 

  • main group element → belonging to the s- and p-blocks in the periodic table
  • inner transition metal element → actinides and lanthanides → f-block
  • transition metal element  → d blocks in the periodic table


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Match all the terms that apply to each element. Some terms may apply to more than one element

metalloid, metal, halogen, inner transition metal element, transition metal element, alkaline earth element, main group element, nonmetal, alkali metal, noble gas

a. Phosphorus

b. Fluorine

c. Potassium

d. Iron

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