Are noble gases representative elements?

1 Answer
Apr 21, 2018


Well, they are representative of Noble Gases...


But they do not represent the 100 or so other elements in that the Noble Gases are (i) difficult to oxidize, and (ii) difficult to reduce. And thus the Noble Gases have a limited chemistry, and as a result they tend to form compounds with ONLY the most reactive oxidants, i.e. fluorine and oxygen gas...