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1F. 19

Postby 905416023 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:57 pm

The question asks "Why are s-block metals typically more reactive than p-block metals?" I think we discussed this topic a little bit in class today with how the size of them makes them react more? I'm not exactly sure though. Can someone by chance help?

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Re: 1F. 19

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:00 pm

The more reactive nature of s-block metals compared to p-block metals actually has to do with the lower ionization energies of s-block metals. Their lower first ionization energies make them more likely to lose an electron and thus be more reactive.

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