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Abigail Carter 4G
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Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:02 pm

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

How do you figure out how reactive a block of metals are?

Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D
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Re: 1F.19

Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:25 pm

Elements of the s-block have much lower ionization energies than p-block metals. Therefore, it doesn't take much energy for them to give away electrons, so s-block metals usually form cations. This tendency to form cations makes the s-block metals more reactive. Hope that helped :)

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