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What are the characteristics of p-block elements?Also give some major ores and uses.

What are the characteristics of p-block elements?Also give some major ores and uses.


 

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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10 years ago

Dear tejas,

Properties of p-Block elements: (contain p-electrons in their valence shell)
Most of p-Block elements are non-metals.
They have variable oxidation states.
They form acidic oxides
They impart no characteristic colour to the flame
Generally they form covalent compounds. Halogens form salts with alkali metals
They have high ionization potentials.
They have very large electron gain enthalpies.
They are solids/liquids/gases at room temperature (Br is liquid)
The aqueous solutions their oxides are acidic in nature.

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