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Chemistry Name: _____________________

Periodic Trends ~ Review Worksheet


Date: _____________________

 Use the periodic table, your chemistry book, or notes from class to answer the following questions. If
you have any questions, please see me. You will be expected to understand the definitions and periodic
trends on the upcoming assessment.

 Define each of the following terms:

• Atomic Radius

• Electronegativity

• Ionization Energy

 Fill in the following blanks with either increases / decreases:

Atomic Radius

o As you move from left to right on the periodic table, the atomic radius _______________.

o As you move from the top of a group downward, the atomic radius _________________.

Which element has the smallest atomic radius? Which element has the largest atomic radius?
Explain these trends in atomic radius:
Electronegativity:

o As you move from left to right on the periodic table, the electronegativity _______________.

o As you move from the top of a group downward, the electronegativity _________________.

Which element is the most electronegative? Which group of elements are the least electronegative?
Explain why we observe these trends in electronegativity:

Ionization Energy

o As you move from left to right in the periodic table, ionization energy __________________.

o As you move from the top of a group downward, the ionization energy _________________.

Which element has the lowest ionization energy? Which group of elements has the highest ionization
energy levels? Explain why we observe these trends in ionization energy: