In the previous blogpost on Periodic Table Mini Series (Part II), we have discussed on the main Features of The Periodic Table. Today we are going to continue with another important feature of The Periodic Table.
Bold line divides the elements into Metals (LHS) & Non-Metals (RHS), as shown above.
Tip to rmbr: Bold line starts by separating the Metallic Al & Non-Metallic B
Several elements located near bold line
- Known as Metalloids
- Have properties of Metals & Non-Metals
- Commonly used in the Semi-Con Industry to make computer chips
- Example: Silicon & Germanium
(Image by snowfan)
Here are 2 questions for you to work on:
In which GROUP & PERIOD is Germanium and Silicon located in the Periodic Table?
What is the commonality / similarity between Germanium & Silicon?
PS: Try it out and leave down your suggested answers (and explanations) in the section “LEAVE A REPLY” directly below this blogpost, and we will come in to discuss the correct answers.