I just wanted to know, what do you need to know about on periodic tables for gcse exams.
Do you need to know all the elements and what group and period they are in?
and is there anything else we need to know about the periodic table for gcses.
no, you dont need to learn the periodic table, just know what the atomic+mass number means and what they are, you get a PT with a reactivity series in the exam :)
Before I can answer that, I need to know which board (AQA, OCR, EDEXEL) and which paper (CHY1,2,3 etc).
For instance, in AQA CHY 2, you will be given a periodic table as part of the exam paper. However, you will need to be able to use it to discuss some trends etc.
Come back on here for more help if you need it once you have decided which level you are on.
By the way, there is also some stuff on the history of the periodic table....an interesting story but it can be a bit tricky to match the names to the ideas.
There is a song to remember the elementsThe Song
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium,
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium,
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium,
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
Isn't that interesting?
I knew you would.
I hope you're all taking notes, because there's going to be a short quiz next period.
There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium,
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium,
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium,
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium.
And lead, praseodymium, and platinum, plutonium,
Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium,
And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium,
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.
There's sulfur, californium, and fermium, berkelium,
And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium,
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc, and rhodium,
And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin, and sodium.
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
And there may be many others, but they haven't been discovered.
Now, may I have the next slide please?
Got carried away there.
this song is legendary :D
very good way to remember elements of the periodic table
You may be able to "Youtube" a clip of "Harry Potter" singing the song on Graham Norton's TV show.
Sadly the song is useless for organising the elements but a triumph in terms of making them all fit. I wonder when someone will write the next verse for all the new elements discovered since it was written?
Here it is
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