Mon October 15, 2012 By: Puneeta Budhwar

i always get to hear that down the group (in group 15) there is a shift from non metallic to metallic through metalloidic is this trend decided.what is it that made us to conclude that the metallic character increases down the group?

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Tue October 16, 2012

When we move across the period the metallic character decreases and in going down the group it increases.

The tendency to gain electrons  is called nonmetallic character.
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