IGCSE Chemistry 0620/21/O/N/21 Q20
20 Moving from right to left across the Periodic Table the elements show increasing metallic
Why does metallic character increase from right to left across a period?
A The atoms have more electrons in their outer shells.
B The atoms more readily gain electrons to form negative ions.
C The atoms more readily lose electrons to form positive ions.
D The charge on the nucleus of each atom gets larger.