A non-metal A is an important constituent of our food and forms two oxides B and C. Oxide B is toxic whereas C causes global warming
(a) Identify A, B and C
(b) To which Group of Periodic Table does A belong ?
The non-metal A is carbon. It is an important constituent of our food in different forms. For example, glucose (C6H12O6) contains carbon. In fact, all
food materials are organic compounds and these contain carbon as essential constituent. The two oxides of carbon are, carbon monoxide (B) and
carbon dioxide (C). Carbon dioxide causes global warming.
(a) A = Carbon (C) ;
B = Carbon monoxide (CO) ;
C = Carbon dioxide (CO2)
(b) Carbon is the first member of group 14 in the Long form of Periodic Table.