Which of the following statements is not correct?

(A) The first ionization energies (in KJ $mo{l}^{-1}$) of carbon, silicon, germanium, tin, and lead are 1086, 786, 761, 708 and 715 respectively.

(B) Down the group, electronegativity decreases from B to Tl in boron family.

(C) Among oxides of the elements of carbon family, CO is neutral, GeO is acidic and SnO is amphoteric.

(D) The 4f- and 5f- inner transition elements are placed separately at the bottom of the periodic table to maintain its structure.

Concept Videos :-

#8 | Ionisation Enthalpy: Introduction
#9 | Calculation of Ionisation Enthalpy
#10 | Factors affecting Ionisation Enthalpy
#11 | Trends in Ionisation Enthalpy
#12 | Application of Ionisation Enthalpy
#13 | Solved Problems

Concept Questions :-

Ionization Energy (IE)

(A), (C) and (D) are correct statements

(B) First decreases from B to Al and then increases marginally owing to discrepancies in atomic size of the element.

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