How does reactivity of metals and non-metals vary down the group

Asked by  | 20th Mar, 2008, 01:20: AM

Expert Answer:

down the group atomic size inc  due to addition of new shells so leading to lesser nuclear pull

reactivity of metals increase as tendency to loss electron n form positive ion increase

reactivity of nonmetal dec as tendency to gain electron n form negative ion increase

Answered by  | 21st Dec, 2017, 12:51: PM