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Diagonal Relationships

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:31 pm
by ZoeHahn1J
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?

Re: Diagonal Relationships

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:52 pm
by Hena Sihota 1L
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.