Differentiate between s and p block elements.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 10th Sep, 2014, 12:06: PM

Expert Answer:

s block elements
p block elements
i) The general configuration of s-block elements is ns1-2
i) The general electronic configuration of p block elements is ns2np1-6
ii) They are soft metals.
ii) Most of them are non-metals.
iii) The compounds of s-block elements are predominantly ionic except lithium and beryllium which forms covalent compounds.
iii) They form ionic as well as covalent compounds.
iv) They show oxidation state of +1 and +2.
iv) They show variable oxidation states.

Answered by  | 10th Sep, 2014, 02:06: PM