The element with atomic number 14 is hard and forms acidic oxide and a covalent halide. To which of the following categories does the element belong?
  1. Metal
  2. Metalloid
  3. Non-metal
  4. Left-hand side element

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Correct Answer: (c) Non-metal 

Explanation: As the element\'s outermost shell has 4 electrons. So, it is a non-metal. Non-metal forms acidic oxide and by sharing electrons with halogen, it forms covalent halide.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:19:20