SAT Subject Test Chemistry

PART 2

REVIEW OF MAJOR TOPICS

CHAPTER 13

Some Representative Groups and Families

Chapter Summary

The following terms summarize all the concepts and ideas that were introduced in this chapter. You should be able to explain their meaning and how you would use them in chemistry. They appear in boldface type in this chapter to draw your attention to them. The boldface type also makes it easier for you to look them up if you need to. You could also use the search or “Google” action on your computer to get a quick and expanded explanation of these terms, laws, and formulas.

acid salt

bronze

pig iron

allotropic form

electric arc furnace

resonance structure

alloy

metalloid

rhombic, monoclinic,

basic oxygen furnace

normal salt

amorphous

blast furnace

open-hearth furnace

semiconductor

brass

   

Internet Resources

Online content that reinforces major concepts discussed in this chapter can be found at the following Internet addresses if they are still available. Some may have been changed or deleted.

Essays On All of the Chemical Elements

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/80th/elements.html

This site, taken from Chemical & Engineering News, displays a periodic table with links to essays on all of the chemical elements by experts in their field.

Elemental Families

http://www.chemtopics.com/elements.htm

This site, also taken from Chemical & Engineering News, offers information on elemental families and individual elements including pictures, short background descriptions, and links to additional data.