Define representative elements.

Answer:

The elements within the first two families (Groups I and II on the far left) and the last six families or groups (on the right) of the Periodic Table are known as representative elements.

  • S-lock and P-block elements come under the category of representative elements.
  • Elements in groups 1 and 2 are known as the s – block elements with 1sand 2s2 outermost configuration.
  • Group 13-17 are known as the p-block elements with outermost configuration varies from ns2np1 to ns2np5.

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