An element X belongs to the 3rd period and group 2 of the periodic table. State:
(a) number of valence electrons
(b) valency
(c) metal or non-metal
(d) name of the element

(a) The element X has 2 valence electrons as it belongs to group 2.

(b) As the number of valence electrons and the valency of group 2 elements is 2, hence, the valency of element X is 2.

(c) Group 2 is on the left side of the periodic table that consists of metals. Therefore, the element X is a metal.

(d) The name of the element is Magnesium (Mg) since X belongs to group 2 and the 3rd period.


Simply Easy Learning

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


Kickstart Your Career

Get certified by completing the course

Get Started