We’re being asked to expected ground-state electron configuration for the (as yet undiscovered) alkaline earth metal after radium.
Assuming no new subshells are added:
You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of the metal by locating its position in the periodic table.
You see from the periodic table that it would be on Period 8 and s-block
Write the expected ground-state electron configuration for the (as yet undiscovered) alkaline earth metal after radium.
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