Learning Objective

In this lesson we will learn about the layout of the periodic table and how it relates to the electron configuration of elements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Describe the general layout of the periodic table.

  • Identify different groups and periods on the periodic table.

  • Describe some common properties of elements in particular groups, including alkali metals, alkaline
    earth metals, halogens and noble gases.

  • Describe the relationship between the electron configuration of an element and its
    location on the periodic table.

  • Describe periodic trends in atom size and chemical reactivity.