. Give three ways in which the metal zinc differs from the non-metal carbon


Give three ways in which the metal zinc differs from the non-metal carbon. At least one of the differences must be a chemical difference.

Best Answer

The three ways in which metal zinc differs from the non-metal carbon is:

1. Zinc has a valency 2 and carbon has valency 4.

2. Zinc does not form hydride but carbon does (CH4).

3. Oxides of zinc are amphoteric (ZnO) whereas oxides of carbon are acidic (CO2) and neutral (CO).

 

 

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