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Exercise 5

Exercise 5

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Exercise 5: Graphical illustration of the Periodic Law
The data to be graphed is on pages 177-178 of the Chemistry Workbook 
Procedure: (GRAPHING PAPER)1.Draw a line in the middle of a piece of a graph paper, separating the page intotop and bottom. On the top, plot a graph of ionization energy (y-axis) vs. atomicnumber. For each graph, connect successive dots with straight lines. Also, ensurethat identical atomic numbers are plotted on the same vertical position on the sheet(i.e. atomic number 1 in the top graph should be in the same line as atomic number 1in the bottom graph).2.Circle each point and label it with the symbol of the element.3.Connect the elements of the same family/group with solid lines, each in differentcolor.
See examples below.
Analysis Questions: (ONE WHOLE SHEET)1.Examine your graph of ionization energy vs. atomic number.a.Which elements are found at the main peaks on your graph (there shouldbe 3)? What do these elements have in common?b.Which elements are found at the main valleys on your graph (thereshould be 3)? What do these elements have in common?2.Do the same thing with your graph of atomic radius vs. atomic number. Answer questions (a) and (b) of number 1.3.How are atomic radii and ionization energy related? (i.e. as atomic radiusincreases, what happens to the ionization energy?)4.Generally, as you go from left to right across a period on the periodic table, whathappens to atomic radius? What about ionization energy?5.As you go down a group in the periodic table, what happens to atomic radius?What about ionization energy?6.Define electron affinity. In which corner of the periodic table is it highest? Explainwhy this is so.7.Define electronegativity. Where on the periodic table is it highest? Explain whythis is the case.

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