Write four characteristic properties of p-block elements.
Write four characteristic properties of p-block elements.
  1. They have a wide range of oxidation states. The reducing character increases as we move down the group, while the oxidizing character increases across the period.
  2. The ionization enthalpy of these elements is higher than that of the s-block elements.
  3. The majority of the time, they form covalent compounds.
  4.  This group contains both metals and non-metals, however, non-metals are slightly more in number.