Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solution - Exercises: 4.47b

Answer

Elements in area D are the least readily oxidized.

Work Step by Step

Elements that are not easily oxidized are elements that are hard to remove electrons from. The non-metals in area D have high ionization energies and generally want to gain electrons. Thus, the elements in group D are the least readily oxidized.
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