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Periodic Table

Postby aaronharouni » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 pm

Why are s-block metals typically more reactive than p-block metals?

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby KatrinaPho_2I » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:29 pm

S-block elements are more reactive because they want to lose their extra outer valence electrons and reactions between elements typically occur to fill a shell. The valence electrons from S-block elements are easily removed and added to an element that needs electrons to be stable.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:56 pm

The ionization energy(energy required to lose one electron) of p-block are quite high because they need one more to fill a shell . So they are less reactive than s-blocks in which has a low ionization energy

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