Lithium and beryllium though belonging to different groups are found to have similar chemical properties. What is the common name used to represent such similarities?

Asked by dmondal | 30th Oct, 2016, 08:18: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Lithium and beryllium are the first elements of Group 1 and 2 respectively exhibit some properties which are different from those of the other members of the respective group.
  • They both show similarity in properties of the second element of the following group. 
  • That means, in these anomalous properties they resemble the second element of the following group.
  • Thus lithium shows similarities to magnesium and beryllium to aluminium in many of their properties.
  • This type of diagonal similarity is commonly referred to as Diagonal Relationship in the periodic table. 

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 31st Oct, 2016, 07:21: PM