Problem: Of the elements below, which can be described as being the most metallic in nature?a. sodium b. bariumc. magnesium d. calciume. cesium

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We’re being asked to determine the most metallic element among sodium, barium, magnesium, calcium, and cesium.


Recall that the trend for metallic character is as follows: it decreases from left to right and increases down a period in the periodic table. 


The given elements are:


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Of the elements below, which can be described as being the most metallic in nature?

a. sodium 

b. barium

c. magnesium 

d. calcium

e. cesium

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