# How does the location of hydrogen on the periodic table differ from other nonmetals?

Oct 7, 2016

In practice, $H$ mostly shares its electron, either by covalent bonds, or by donating an electron and working together with ${H}_{2} O$ to form the ${H}_{3} {O}^{+}$ or 'acid' ion.
In short, $H$ is too special to to put it in a specific Group.