Chemistry: The Science in Context (4th Edition)

Published by W.W. Norton & Co.
ISBN 10: 0393124177
ISBN 13: 978-0-39312-417-0

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions: Matter Starts Here - Problems - Page 70: 45



Work Step by Step

The halogens are in group 17 of the periodic table. Option (a) is incorrect. Nitrogen (N$_{2}$) is in group 15. Option (c) is incorrect. Xenon (Xe) is a noble gas in group 18. Option (d) is incorrect. Hydrogen (H$_{2}$) is in group 1. Option (b) is correct. Chlorine (Cl$_{2}$) is a halogen in group 17.
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