I. reacts with oxygen to form an acidic oxide
II. forms ionic chlorides
III. has variable oxidation states
IV. displaces hydrogen from dilute HCl
A. I and III only
B. I and II only
C. II and IV only
D. I, II, III and IV
Option C – II and IV only
– Ionization behaviour; The atoms of non-metals usually have four to seven valence electrons. They have a great tendency to ionize by accepting electrons to form negative ions.
– Reaction with acids; A metal which is more electro positive than hydrogen readily displaces the hydrogen ion, H+, from an acid.