Knipp – metals

alkali earth metals
name for the group II metals
aluminum
lightweight metal used in cans and airplane bodies
alloy
a name for a metal mixture
uranium
the heaviest naturally occurring element
alkali metals
this group reacts by losing one electron
iron
this element forms the core of the blood protein, hemoglobin
lanthanides
soft, malleable, shiny metals with high conductivity
conductivity
the ability of a metal to transfer heat or electricity
alkali metals
another name for group I metals
magnesium & calcium
two most common alkaline earth metals
malleable
describes a metal that can be hammered into flat sheets and other shapes
iron oxide or corrosion
another name for rust
calcium
element needed for strong bones
transition metals
group includes some of the best conductors of electricity
actinides
group includes all of the man-made elements
ductile
describes a material that can be pulled into a long wire
sodium & potassium
two most important alkali metals needed for bodily functions (nerves & muscles)
alkali metals
most reactive group of metals
actinide
group containing uranium
lithium
element used in batteries and some medications
transition metals
group containing metals used for coins
alkali earth metals
group containing two electrons in the outer orbital
reactivity
the ease and speed with which an element combines with other elements
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