a) What general trend of the oxidation states does this observation illustrate?
b) What could you suggest as an explanation for this observation?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 6:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
(a) The general trend of the oxidation states indicate that for group 4A elements, the +4 oxidation state can exist for all elements, but it may not necessarily be the most stable. Silicon is stable at +4 and is covalent. Lead can exist with an oxidation ...
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Group Characteristics in the Periodic Table
You are a group of young tutors teaching a group of 12 graders preparing for university entrance; your goal is to teach them periodic table group characteristics with emphasis on specific elements of each group.
You will include in your body of the report:
Hydrogen, Alkali metals, earth alkali metals, rare earth elements, group 4a elements, group 5a elemetns, group 6a elements, halogens and transition metals.