The elements lead, silicon, germanium, tin and carbon all lie in the same group of the periodic table. Which of the following is true?
- A) Like carbon, all the elements are non-metals
- B) Carbon is closer in properties to silicon than tin is to lead
- C) Tin is closer in properties to lead than carbon is to silicon
- D) Like tin, all the elements are metals.
The Attempt at a Solution
I am not sure about this question. I cancelled out A and D because lead is a metal while carbon is a non-metal. However, I can't choose between B and C. Could someone give me some advice?