Q. 394.1( 21 Votes )
Considering the elements B, C, N, F, and Si, the correct order of their non-metallic character is:
(a) B > C > Si > N > F (b) Si > C > B > N > F
(c) F > N > C > B > Si (d) F > N > C > Si > B
The non-metallic character of elements increases from left to right across a period. Thus, the decreasing order of non-metallic character is F > N > C > B. Again, the non-metallic character of elements decreases down a group. Thus, the decreasing order of non-metallic characters of C and Si are C > Si. However, Si is less non-metallic than B i.e., B > Si. Hence, the correct order of non-metallic characters of the elements B, C, N, F, and Si is F > N > C > B > Si.
Therefore, the correct option is - (c) F > N > C > B > Si.
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