Knowing the Elements

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Name:
Hour:
Knowing the Elements
You will be assigned one element from the periodic table. Use your book and/or the websites on
this sheet to find the information asked for below and type the answers for that element. Your
paper must include all of the following information to receive credit:
1. Name of the element?
2. Element’s symbol?
3. Family the element is found in?
4. Period the element is found in?
5. Atomic number of the element?
6. Atomic Mass of the element?
7. Number of protons?
8. Number of neutrons?
9. Number of electrons?
10. Is the element a metal, nonmetal, transition element?
11. What are the other chemical properties of this element (appearance, state of matter, etc.?)
12. What are some uses by living things for this element?
13. Where this element is found inside of living things and in what amount is it present?
14. Any other important/interesting facts about the element?
Helpful Links:
http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/index.html
http://www.chemicalelements.com
http://chemlab.pc.maricopa.edu/periodic/periodic.html
any other relevant website
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