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The element with atomic number 14 is hard and forms acidic oxide and a covalent halide. To which of the following categories does the element belong? [NCERT Exemplar] (a) Metal (b) Metalloid (c) Non-metal (d) Left-hand side element

The element with atomic number 14 is hard and forms acidic oxide and a covalent halide. To which of the following categories does the element belong? [NCERT Exemplar]
(a) Metal
(b) Metalloid
(c) Non-metal
(d) Left-hand side element

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
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one year ago
(c) Its outermost shell has 4 electrons. So, it is a non-metal. Non-metal forms acidic oxide and by sharing of electrons with halogen, it forms covalent halide.

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