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Metallic and Nonmetallic Character of Periodic Table

CHEM-YXTUH7

Which of the following statements is UNTRUE about the Group VA elements in the periodic table?

From left to right: White phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony, ​and Bismuth.

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A

The metallic character of the element increases down the group.

B

The elements stored in water are highly reactive in air.

C

The atoms at the top of this group lose electrons less readily than those at the bottom of the group.

D

Bismuth is a non-metallic element.