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In the Third Period, Which is the Most Metallic and Most Non-metallic Element? - Chemistry

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In the third period, which is the most metallic and most non-metallic element?

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Solution

The elements of third period are:
Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, Ar
The most metallic element is sodium i.e., Na and the most non-metallic element is chlorine i.e., Cl.
Concept Insight:
In a period, metallic character decreases on moving from left to right because of decrease in size of atom due to which elements cannot lose electron easily.

Concept: Periodic Properties - Periodic Properties: Metallic Character
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Part 2
Chapter 1 Periodic Properties And Variation Of Properties: Physical And Chemical
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