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Periodicity in atomic properties
Question

Which of the following statement is correct with respect to the property of elements with an increase in atomic number in the carbon family (group 14) 

Moderate
Solution

As we go down the group inertness of  ns2 pair increases hence tendency to exhibit +2 oxidation state increase and that of +4 oxidation state decreases (Inert pair effect).

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