The topic on The Periodic Table is a very important topic in GCE O-Level Chemistry examinations. Besides the general characteristics and trends of The Periodic Table, students are required to know the properties of elements in Group I, Group VII, Group 0 as well as the Transition Metals.
Today, we will take a look at the properties of Group VII elements which are also known as the Halogens.
- Exists as non-metals
- Exists as diatomic molecules i.e. F2, Cl2, Br2, I2
- Low MP & BP
- Undergoes Halogen Displacement Reaction (a redox reaction)
- Strong oxidising agents
In the examination, you will also be asked to describe how the physical properties and chemical properties of halogens change going down the group.
Let’s take a look at a video on the Trends in Group VII Halogens of The Periodic Table and how the concept is being tested in examination.
Download Trends in Group VII Halogens of The Periodic Table Summary here.
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