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

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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.

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In general, for metals, the reactivity going down a group, increases. That is because as we go down the group, electrons are easily lost...

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