carbon group

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carbon group (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) the vertical group of the periodic table containing carbon, silicon, germanium, tin and lead; the elements have a valence of 4, and show the typical gradation from nonmetal to metal

Usage notes[edit]

  • Group 4 (old style); group 14 (new style)

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