How is the name for Group 14 on there periodic table derived?

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May 15, 2017

Answer:

For #"Group 14"....................???#

Explanation:

Look at a Periodic Table. For the first LONG Period, potassium, #Z=19#, will be on your left, and #"krypton"#, #Z=36# will be on your right. There are thus #"18 columns"#, #"18 Groups"# from left to right. #"Group 14"#, the carbon group, has FOUR valence electrons, that are normally involved in bonding. Do you get the picture?