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The atomic number of an element is 14. Examine if this element will have metallic properties or not. Give reason to justify your answer.

 

Answer

Atomic number = 14

Electronic configuration = 2,8,4

The element is Si. Since it has 4 electrons in the outermost shell , it can neither gain nor lose electrons to become stable

Rather, it shares electrons and forms covalent bonds .

Thus, it has the properties of both metals and nonmetals and so is called metalloid.  

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