Problem: Write the expected ground-state electron configuration for the (as yet undiscovered) alkaline earth metal after radium.

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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

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Write the expected ground-state electron configuration for the (as yet undiscovered) alkaline earth metal after radium.

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