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Special Properties of Group IB Elements

CHEM-E3NIPF

Copper, silver, ​and gold are called coinage metals because... (Select ALL that apply.)

A

they are unreactive.

B

they are used in manufacture of coins and in jewelry.

C

the ionization energies of these elements are lower than the alkali metals.

D

they are usually found in uncombined states in nature.