Matrix 2: The Periodic Table
Take a tour of the different groups one at a time.
When you look at the periodic table, it is very apparent that the elements have been organized into some kind of order, in rows and columns.
The groups are numbered according to several different conventions, but the most commonly accepted method is the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) system, which labels the groups from left to right with numbers 1 through 18. This is the system we will be using.
Videos and Podcasts
The Elements (56:00)
The Periodic Table: Reactions and Relationships (23:20)
Physical Science: Elements (20:00)
Ingredients for Life: Carbon (1:38)
Synthesizing an Alkaloid (5:14)
Element Flash Cards
Periodic Table of the Elements
This interactive periodic table provides detailed information about the chemical properties of elements and illustrates the electron configurations that determine those characteristics.
Basic chemistry information including matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.
Pyrotechnics: It's Elemental
In this interactive periodic table from the NOVA Web site, find out the role of various elements in making fireworks.
Photographic Periodic Table