Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 8 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 373: Q14


The correct answer is (b)

Work Step by Step

As we move right across a row, the ionization energy becomes more negative, and electron affinity increases, so elements are more likely to gain electrons. This decreases metallic character. The opposite is true when moving down a column on the periodic table. So, the correct answer is (b)
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