Problem: How many inner/core and how many outer/valence electrons are in Te?a) 46 inner/core and 6 outer/valenceb) 36 inner/core and 12 outer/valencec) 36 inner/core and 6 outer/valenced) 46 inner/core and 12 outer/valence

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Tellurium, Te

  • Group 6A
  • atomic number = 52

Write the ground-state electron configuration.

  • Atomic number = Number of electrons = 52 e-

Distribute electrons in the atomic orbitals:

Recall:

s orbital  can hold a maximum of 2 electrons
p orbitals 
→ can hold a maximum of 6 electrons
d orbitals 
→ can hold a maximum of 10 electrons
 f orbitals 
→ can hold a maximum of 14 electrons


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How many inner/core and how many outer/valence electrons are in Te?

a) 46 inner/core and 6 outer/valence

b) 36 inner/core and 12 outer/valence

c) 36 inner/core and 6 outer/valence

d) 46 inner/core and 12 outer/valence