Problem: Determine whether or not each element is a main-group element.vanadium

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We’re asked to determine whether or not vanadium is a main-group element.


Recall that the main group elements belong to the s- and p-blocks in the periodic table. 


Main group elements form charges that are the same as their group number and are usually found in Groups ending in A in the periodic table:

  • Main Group metals  Groups 1A, 2A (some in 3A such as Al)
  • Main Group nonmetals  Groups 3A to 8A


We will determine whether Vanadium, V is a main group element based on the periodic table of elements: 

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Determine whether or not each element is a main-group element.

vanadium