Problem: A certain element has a melting point over 700°C and a density less than 2.00 g/cm3 . Give one possible identity for this element. Enter the symbol for the element.The table below gives some properties of selected elements. Note that the values shown for groups 10 and 16 are fairly representative of the d and p blocks, respectively.The physical and chemical properties of elements often show distinct trends within the periodic table. Melting point and density are just two examples. Familiarity with these trends can help you to identify an unknown element based on its physical and chemical properties.

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A certain element has a melting point over 700°C and a density less than 2.00 g/cm3 . Give one possible identity for this element. 

Enter the symbol for the element.


The table below gives some properties of selected elements. Note that the values shown for groups 10 and 16 are fairly representative of the d and p blocks, respectively.

The physical and chemical properties of elements often show distinct trends within the periodic table. Melting point and density are just two examples. Familiarity with these trends can help you to identify an unknown element based on its physical and chemical properties.


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