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As Element X Has Mass Number 40 and Contains 21 Neutrons in Its Atom. to Which Group of the Periodic Table Does It Belong? - Science

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Question

As element X has mass number 40 and contains 21 neutrons in its atom. To which group of the periodic table does it belong?

Solution

X belongs to Group 1. The mass number of element X is 40 and the number of neutrons in its atom is 21. In order to find out the group to which the element belongs, we need to know the atomic number of the element. Once we know the atomic number of the element, the electronic configuration and valency can be determined.
Atomic number = Mass number - Number of Neutrons.
Atomic number = 40-21 =19
The electronic configuration of X is 2,8,8,1. The number of valence electrons in X is 1. Therefore, the valency of element X is 1. We know that group 1 elements have a valency of 1.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry Class 10 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 5: Periodic Classification Of Elements
Q: 66.1 | Page no. 307
Solution As Element X Has Mass Number 40 and Contains 21 Neutrons in Its Atom. to Which Group of the Periodic Table Does It Belong? Concept: Periodic Classification of Elements Questions.
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