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Chemistry Music Video 15: Elemental Funkiness

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Uploaded on Aug 29, 2009

This song outlines the properties of the elements in Groups 1, 2, 3-12, 17 and 18. Music and lyrics copyright 2005 by Mark Rosengarten. All rights reserved.

Lyrics:

In 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev could see
That properties of elements vary periodically
As atomic number increases, the properties repeat
In a soothing rhythmic pattern that can form a funky beat

The elements we know about, they number one-fourteen
Some in quantities so small that theyve never been seen
Most are common elements that are far and wide dispersed
But all of them together make up all the universe

Elements in Group 1 are called the alkalis
They explode in water, and are of very tiny size
They love to lose electrons when they form a bond
Of these reactive atoms, I can say Im rather fond!

Group 2 elements are often called alkaline earth
Calciums been building bones since well before your birth
They form nice +2 ions and are generally quite fun
Though theyre not quite as reactive as the metals in Group 1

Since 1869, every one of us could see
That properties of elements vary periodically
As atomic number increases, the properties repeat
In a soothing rhythmic pattern that can form a funky beat

Metals in groups 3-12? Transition elements!
Some of them are lightweight, and others really dense
Things they have in common, they form charges, two or more
And some form colored compounds, which is something we adore!

If you want an element, just tell me once again
If its in Group 17, youve got a halogen!
Nonmetals so corrosive, theyre not found in their pure state
They can gain electrons like theyre going out of date!

Got one for you in Group 18, and its known as Noble Gas
If youre looking for an element that just sits there on its %&@
If you wonder why and havent figured it out yet
Their valence configuration is a big stable octet!

So now it should be obvious that everyone should see
That properties of elements vary periodically
As atomic number increases, the properties repeat
In a soothing rhythmic pattern that can form a funky beat

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