For the following element, write its chemical symbol, determine the name of the group to which it belongs , and indicate whether it is a metal, metalloid, or nonmetal: (d) argon
Hey guys, so in this question we have to write the chemical name, the group that it belongs to and whether its a metal, metalloid or a non metal. So here we're dealing with argon, argon has a chemical symbol of Ar and where is this located well if you look at the periodic table argon is going to be located in group 8A and your group 8A elements are going to be your noble gases.
So argon is one of your noble gas, so now we have to see whether its metal, metalloid or a non metal. Remember, you have your imaginary line that shows your metalloid to the left of is going to be your metals and to the right of it is going to be your non metals. Since argon is to the right of your metalloids then argon is a non metal. Alright guys, lets move on.