The coinage metals-copper,silver, and gold-are considered to be a chemical family. Liste three arguements to explain why?


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They have the same valance electron count, which is the definition of chemical family.

They participate in the same type chemical interactions, if they are generally reactive. ( gold is rather nonreactive )

They, due to the same type of non local electron arrangement are excellent conductors of electricity.

They have similar malleability and ductility.

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