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.
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. ______________
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