Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.8 - Electron Affinities and Metallic Character - For More Practice: 8.9

Answer

The correct order of metallic character is: $Cl \lt Si \lt Na \lt Rb$

Work Step by Step

We know that metallic character decreases when moving right across a row and increases when moving down a column of the periodic table. Hence, the correct order of metallic character is\: $Cl \lt Si \lt Na \lt Rb$
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