# a) In general, what can you say about the reactivity going down a family of the periodic table? ...

## Question:

a) In general, what can you say about the reactivity going down a family of the periodic table?

b) In general, what can you say about the reactivity going across a period of the periodic table?

## Periodic Table Trends:

In making generalizations about the reactivity across a period or down the group, the trends must reflect on the general difference between metals and non-metals in how they react: Metals want to lose electrons and non-metals want to gain electrons. The trends across the period and down the group reflect these differences in objectives.