Chapter 4 Study Guide


Name: __________________

Chapter 4 Study Guide


*Periodic table



*Atomic Number

*Atomic Mass

*Synthetic Element



*Radioactive Decay


*Beta Particle

*Chemical Symbol



*Nuclear Fusion

People (Know who they are and what they did that is important):







Important Concepts:

*What natural event can create heavy elements? How does it work?

*How are synthetic elements created? What is the fate of these elements?

*What are the properties of metals, nonmetals, halogens, and noble gases?

*Describe the organization of the periodic table, including its columns and groups/families.

*What are the main parts of an atom? Know their position and charge.

*What are the different types of radiation? Describe the strength of each type and what can provide protection from it.

*How can radioactive isotopes be used?

*What are the most chemically reactive metals and nonmetals?

Also important!

*If you are given the atomic number or mass of an element, be prepared to describe how many protons, neutrons, and electrons that element has.