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An Element Z Has Atomic Number 16. Answer the Following Questions on Z:State the Period and Group to Which Z Belongs and is Z a Metal Or a Non-metal? and State the Formula Between Z and Hydrogen and What Kind of a Compound is This? - Chemistry

An element Z has atomic number 16. Answer the following questions on Z:

1) State the period and group to which Z belongs

2) Is Z a metal or a non-metal?

3) State the formula between Z and hydrogen

4) What kind of a compound is this?

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Solution

An element Z having atomic number 16 is Sulphur

1) Sulphur belongs to Period 3 and Group 16.

2) Sulphur is a non-metal.

3) Two hydrogen atoms combine with one sulphur atom to form hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas

4) Hydrogen sulphide is the chemical compound with the formula H2S. It is a colourless gas with the characteristic foul odour of rotten eggs; it is heavier than air, very poisonous, corrosive, flammable and explosive.

Concept: Periodicity on the Basis of Atomic Number for Elements
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