The procedure by which electrons are assigned to (or built up into) orbitals is known as the principle.
Give an example of a s block element. ______________
Give an example of a p block element. ______________
Give an example of a d block element. ______________
Give an example of a f block element. ______________
We’re asked to name the procedure used to assign electron to orbitals, and give an example for an s, p, d, and an f block element.
Depending on its location in the Periodic Table, an element has the following orbitals in increasing energy order: s, p, d, and f, where:
• s–subshell can hold a maximum of 2 electrons
• p–subshell can hold a maximum of 6 electrons
• d–subshell can hold a maximum of 10 electrons
• f–subshell can hold a maximum of 14 electrons
The assignation of electrons to orbitals is related to the electronic configuration of an element.