Periodic Table Group 4 Menu
Note: If you use the current IUPAC (international Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) system for group numbering, you will probably know what I call Group 4 as Group 14.
The trend from non-metal to metal
Discusses the trend from non-metallic to metallic behaviour as you go down Group 4. Describes the structures and physical properties of the elements, and some important atomic properties.
Oxidation state trends
Looks at the increasing tendency towards an oxidation state of +2 as you go down the Group.
Group 4 chlorides
Describes and explains the differences between the chlorides of carbon, silicon and lead as required by UK A-level chemistry syllabuses.
Group 4 oxides
Describes and explains the differences between the dioxides of carbon and silicon, and looks at the trend in acid-base behaviour of the oxides as you go down the Group.