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Science

1. periodic law-law that states the physical & chemical properties of the elements are
periodic functions of their atomic numbers

2. group-column of elements in the periodic table; family
3. family-column of elements in the periodic table; group
4. period-horizontal row of elements in the periodic table
5. metal-element that is a good conductor of heat & electricity, is shiny, has a high
melting point, tends to lose electrons

6. luster-shininess
7. ductile-able to be drawn into a thin wire
8. malleable-able to be hammered out into a this sheet
9. corrosion-gradual wearing away of a metal due to a chemical reaction in which the metal
element is changed into a metallic compound

10. nonmetal-element that is a poor conductor of heat & electricity, has a dull surface,
low melting point, is brittle & breaks easy, and tends to gain electrons

11. metalloid-element that has properties of both metals & nonmetals
12. alkali metal-member of element Family 1 that has 1 valence electron
13. alkaline earth metal- member of element Family 2 that has 2 valence electrons
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