Chapter 2 - Acids, Bases and Salts
Chapter 3 - Metals and Non-metals
Chapter 4 - Carbon and its Compounds
Chapter 5 - Periodic Classification of Elements
Chapter 6 - Life Processes
Chapter 7 - Control and Coordination
Chapter 8 - How do Organisms Reproduce
Chapter 9 - Heredity and Evolution
Chapter 10 - Light - Reflection and Refraction
Chapter 11 - Human Eye and Colourful World
Chapter 12 - Electricity
Chapter 13 - Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
Chapter 14 - Sources of Energy
Chapter 15 - Our Environment
Chapter 16 - Management of Natural Resources
Chapter 16 - Management of Natural Resources
Pages 81 - 269
What changes can you make in your habits to become more environment-friendly?
Did Dobereiner’s triads also exist in the columns of Newlands’ Octaves? Compare and find out.
What would be the advantages of exploiting resources with short-term aims?
What were the limitations of Newlands’ Law of Octaves?
Why do you think there should be equitable distribution of resources? What forces would be working against an equitable distribution of our resources?
Pages 85 - 273
Use Mendeleev’s Periodic Table to predict the formulae for the oxides of the following elements:
K, C, Al, Si, Ba.
Why should we conserve forests and wildlife?
Besides gallium, which other elements have since been discovered that were left by Mendeleev in his Periodic Table? (any two)
What were the criteria used by Mendeleev in creating his Periodic Table?
Why do you think the noble gases are placed in a separate group?
Pages 90 - 276
How could the Modern Periodic Table remove various anomalies of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table?
Compare the above system with the probable systems in hilly/mountainous areas or plains or plateau regions
Name two elements you would expect to show chemical reactions similar to magnesium. What is the basis for your choice?
Name three elements that have a single electron in their outermost shells.
Name two elements that have two electrons in their outermost shells.
Name three elements with filled outermost shells.
Lithium, sodium, potassium are all metals that react with water to liberate hydrogen gas. Is there any similarity in the atoms of these elements?
Helium is an unreactive gas and neon is a gas of extremely low reactivity. What, if anything, do their atoms have in common?
In the Modern Periodic Table, which are the metals among the first ten elements?
By considering their position in the Periodic Table, which one of the following elements would you expect to have maximum metallic characteristic?
Pages 91 - 279
What changes would you suggest in your home in order to be environment-friendly?
Which of the following statements is not a correct statement about the trends when going from left to right across the periods of periodic Table.
(a) The elements become less metallic in nature.
(b) The number of valence electrons increases.
(c) The atoms lose their electrons more easily.
(d) The oxides become more acidic.
Element X forms a chloride with the formula XCl2, which is a solid with a high melting point. X would most likely be in the same group of the Periodic Table as
Can you suggest some changes in your school which would make it environment-friendly?
We saw in this chapter that there are four main stakeholders when it comes to forests and wildlife. Which among these should have the authority to decide the management of forest produce? Why do you think so?
Which element has two shells, both of which are completely filled with electrons?
Which element has the electronic configuration 2, 8, 2?
Which element has a total of three shells, with four electrons in its valence shell?
Which element has twice as many electrons in its second shell as in its first shell?
How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of forests and wildlife
What property do all elements in the same column of the Periodic Table as boron have in common?
How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of water resources
What property do all elements in the same column of the Periodic Table as fluorine have in common?
How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of coal and petroleum
An atom has electronic configuration 2, 8, 7.
(a) What is the atomic number of this element?
(b) To which of the following elements would it be chemically similar? (Atomic numbers are given in parentheses.)
N(7) F(9) P(15) Ar(18)
What can you as an individual do to reduce your consumption of the various natural resources?
The position of three elements A, B and C in the Periodic Table are shown below –
(a) State whether A is a metal or non-metal.
(b) State whether C is more reactive or less reactive than A.
(c) Will C be larger or smaller in size than B?
(d) Which type of ion, cation or anion, will be formed by element A?
Nitrogen (atomic number 7) and phosphorus (atomic number 15) belong to group 15 of the Periodic Table. Write the electronic configuration of these two elements. Which of these will be more electronegative? Why?
On the basis of the issues raised in this chapter, what changes would you incorporate in your life-style in a move towards a sustainable use of our resources?
How does the electronic configuration of an atom relate to its position in the Modern Periodic Table?
In the Modern Periodic Table, calcium (atomic number 20) is surrounded by elements with atomic numbers 12, 19, 21, and 38. Which of these have physical and chemical properties resembling calcium?
Compare and contrast the arrangement of elements in Mendeleev’s periodic Table and the Modern Periodic Table.