Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 4 - Atoms and Elements - Exercises - Questions: 17

Answer

A family or group is a column on the periodic table.

Work Step by Step

The elements of a group typically share many properties. This is because they will have the same number of valence electrons throughout. For example, the noble gases are highly unreactive and occupy the far right column.
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