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Which three groups of the Periodic Table contain the most elements classified as metalloids (semimetals)?

Which three groups of the Periodic Table contain the most elements classified as metalloids (semimetals)?

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A. 1, 2, and 13
B. 2, 13, and 14
C. 14, 15, and 16
D. 16, 17, and 18

This question is part of Chemistry Regents Prep #1
Asked by Esthomas, Last updated: Jan 27, 2020

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Jul 19, 2018

Metals are known for their ability to conduct heat and electricity. Non-metals are the opposite and aren't ductile or malleable. Metalloids are those elements that have properties of both. Physically they are more like non-metals but in certain conditions can be made to conduct electricity. These ...Read More
 

k.Paul

K.Paul

Answered Dec 11, 2017

The answer to the question about “Which three groups of the Periodic Table contain the most elements classified as metalloids (semimetals)?” is letter C of 14, 15, and 16. The list of metalloids are as follows: Arsenic, Tellurium, Germanium, Silicon, Antimony, Boron, Polonium, Astatine, Selenium, Aluminium, Carbon, Bismuth, Phosphorus, Beryllium, Tin, Sulfur, Livermorium, Iodine, Flerovium, Gallium, Hydrogen, Lead, Moscovium, and Tennessine. From the metalloids, group 14 h...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 08, 2016

14, 15, and 16

Go to the Periodic Table and note the location of the stepped line dividing metals and nonmetals. Elements next to the left or right of this line are metalloids. Choice three includes 5 metalloids.
 

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