Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 28 - Quantum Mechanics of Atoms - Questions: 17

Answer

They are both in the same column of the periodic table (column VII).

Work Step by Step

Their outer electron configurations are $p^{5}$, i.e., they have 5 electrons in their outer p shell. They are halogens, which are one electron away from a filled shell. Their chemical properties are therefore similar.
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