AP Inter 1st Year Chemistry Notes Chapter 11 The p-Block Elements – Group 14

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AP Inter 1st Year Chemistry Notes 11th Lesson The p-Block Elements – Group 14

→ Carbon (C), Silicon (Si), Germanium (Gc), Tin (Sn) and lead (pb) are group – 14 elements.

→ General outermost electronic configuration of these elements is ns2np2.

→ The common oxidation states exhibited by these elements are +4, +2 and carbon also exhibits negative oxidation states.

→ C, Si, Ge are not affected by water but Sn reacts with steam to form its dioxides.
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→ Lead compounds in +2 state are more stable than in +4 state. This is due to inert pair effect.

AP Inter 1st Year Chemistry Notes Chapter 11 The p-Block Elements - Group 14

→ The self linkage of atoms among themselves to form long chains and rings is called catenation. Carbon exhibits highest catenation tendency due to it’s high bond energy.

→ Diamond, graphite and fullerenes are crystalline allotropes of carbon.

→ In Diamond carbon undergoes sp3 hybridisation and it has 3 – dimensional structure.

→ In graphite carbon undergoes sp2 hybridisation and it has 2 – dimensional structure.

→ The structure of C60, Buck minster fiillerene is football shape.

→ Water gas is the mixture of CO and H2.

→ Producer gas is the mixture of CO and N2.

→ Solid CO2 is called as dry ice and it is used as refrigerant.

→ SiO2 is a three dimensional solid in which each ‘Si’ atoms surrounded by four oxygens tetrahedrally.

→ Silicones are organo silicon polymers which are prepared by the hydrolysis of chlorosilanes.

→ ZSM – 5 is used to convert alcohols directly into gasoline.