The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

While all of chemistry relies on the periodic table, this webinar will emphasize how to apply knowledge of the periodic table to key areas of stoichiometry, atomic chemistry, and electrochemistry. Watch to review important topics like quantum numbers and periodic trends, and to learn how to use the periodic table to your advantage on the MCAT.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Be able to read a periodic table and recognize which numbers and abbreviations correspond to which elements

  • Identify quantum numbers for any electron on the table

  • Link the table to higher level ideas, such as VSEPR theory


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • The different groups and periods

  • The different element and bond types

  • The periodic trend, such as electronegativity, ionization energy, and atomic radius

  • Quantum numbers


On the MCAT

  • One of the rare, beautiful things that the MCAT provides is a periodic table - use it well and don't hesitate to refer to it

  • The table on the MCAT is bare bones, so be sure to know your basics

  • Transition metals are often an exception to many periodic rules, and so they are frequently tested


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