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An Element X Combines with Oxygen to Form an Oxide Xo. this Oxide is Electrically Conducting. (A) How Many Electrons Would Be There in the Outermost Shell of the Element X? (B) to Which Group of the Periodic Tables Does the Element X Belong? (C) Write the Formula of the Compound Formed When X Reacts with Chlorine. - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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An element X combines with oxygen to form an oxide XO. This oxide is electrically conducting.

(a) How many electrons would be there in the outermost shell of the element X?
(b) To which group of the periodic tables does the element X belong?
(c) Write the formula of the compound formed when X reacts with chlorine.

Solution

(a) The element X is electrically conductive. Therefore, it is a metal. In the case of compound XO, both the elements are divalent, since the valency of oxygen is 2. Therefore, the valency of X should also be 2.

(b) We can conclude that X belongs to Group 2. Since the valency of the element X is 2 and it is showing electrical conductivity, therefore, it is a metal.

(c) The formula of the compound formed is XCl2, since chlorine is a group 17 element with 7 valence electrons. It has a valency of 1. Therefore, when one atom of X combines with two atoms of chlorine (Cl), an ionic compound of the formula XCl2 is formed.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 5: Periodic Classification Of Elements
Q: 67 | Page no. 307
Solution An Element X Combines with Oxygen to Form an Oxide Xo. this Oxide is Electrically Conducting. (A) How Many Electrons Would Be There in the Outermost Shell of the Element X? (B) to Which Group of the Periodic Tables Does the Element X Belong? (C) Write the Formula of the Compound Formed When X Reacts with Chlorine. Concept: Periodic Classification of Elements Questions.
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