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  • Q:

    Metallic character results from an element's ability to lose electrons. On the periodic table it is expected that metallic character increases:

     

    A

    From left to right, because the decrease in atomic radius would result in more stable positive ion.

    B

    From right to left, because the decrease in ionization energy would make it easier to lose electrons.

    C

    From left to right, because the decrease in electronegativity would make it easier to lose electrons.

    D

    From right to left, because the decrease in electron affinity would result in more stable positive ion.




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