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Which of the following statements about the non-metals is UNTRUE?

A

They react with ${ O }_{ 2 }, { H }_{ 2 } $ and $ { F }_{ 2 }$, giving covalent compounds.

B

They readily form cations by loss of electrons.

C

They usually have 4 to 8 electrons in the outermost shell.

D

They form acidic hydroxyl compounds​.

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