Problem: Which of the following pairs of elements do you expect to be most similar?a) Si and Pb) Cl and Fc) Na and Mgd) Mo and Sne) N and NiExplain.

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  • Elements in the same group tend to have the same similar characteristics.
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Which of the following pairs of elements do you expect to be most similar?

a) Si and P
b) Cl and F
c) Na and Mg
d) Mo and Sn
e) N and Ni

Explain.

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