NEET Chemistry The s-Block Elements Questions Solved


A chloride dissolves appreciably in cold water. When placed in a platinum wire in Bunsen flame no distinctive colour is noticed. Which cation could be present –

(A) Be2+                                         

(B) Ba2+

(C) Pb2+                                         

(D) Ca2+

(A). BeCl2 is hygroscopic and fumes in air due to hydrolysis. It is also covalent in nature due to small size and relatively high charge on Be2+ ion. Due to small size electrons in Be are tightly held by nuclear forces and they are not excited to higher energy levels. Thus Be does not give flame colouration.

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