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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Determine whether or not each element is a main-group element.vanadium

Problem

Determine whether or not each element is a main-group element.

vanadium

Solution

We’re asked to determine whether or not vanadium is a main-group element.


Recall that the main group elements belong to the s- and p-blocks in the periodic table. 


Main group elements form charges that are the same as their group number and are usually found in Groups ending in A in the periodic table:

  • Main Group metals  Groups 1A, 2A (some in 3A such as Al)
  • Main Group nonmetals  Groups 3A to 8A


We will determine whether Vanadium, V is a main group element based on the periodic table of elements: 

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