Diagonal Relationships

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Diagonal Relationships

Postby ZoeHahn1J » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:31 pm

How common are diagonal relationships between elements in the periodic table? The textbook gives a few examples (metalloids, Li/Mg, Be/Al), but are there many more? Do most elements share chemical properties with the elements diagonal to them, or just certain ones? Do we only see diagonal relationships in main group elements?

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Re: Diagonal Relationships

Postby Hena Sihota 1L » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:52 pm

The textbook defines diagonal relationships as "a similarity in properties between diagonal neighbors in the main groups of the periodic table," so yes we only see diagonal relationships in main group elements.

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