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Offline abadir16

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*delete me*! with tetrahalides and dihalides
« on: April 22, 2010, 04:19:55 PM »
hi all

i am puzzled by a question which states,
element x is the p block, forms tetrahalides and dihalides and it is a metal. What group is it in?

my mind is just :o

can any one help?

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Re: *delete me*! with tetrahalides and dihalides
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 08:25:08 AM »
Please read the forum rules. 

Here is a hint.  If it forms dihalides and tetrahalides, the common oxidation states for the metal is +2 and +4.  That actually narrows things down quite a bit.  Think about the common oxidation states for metals in each p block group...

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