Q. 484.3( 6 Votes )

(a) Electropositive nature of the element(s) increases down the group and decreases across the period.

(b) Electronegativity of the element decreases down the group and increases across the period.

(c) Atomic size increases down the group and decreases across a period (left to right)

(d) Metallic character increases down the group and decreases across a period.

On the basis of the above trends of the Periodic Table, answer the following about the elements with atomic numbers 3 to 9.

(a) Name the most electropositive element among them.

(b) Name the most electronegative element.

(c) Name the element with smallest atomic size.

(d) Name the element which is a metalloid.

(e) Name the element which shows maximum valency.

Answer :

(a) The most electropositive element among them is lithium.


(b) The most electronegative element is fluorine.


(c) The element with smallest atomic size is fluorine.


(d) The element which is a metalloid is boron.


(e) The element which shows maximum valency is carbon. Its valency is 4.


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