Problem: Use condensed electron configurations to predict the relative hardnesses and melting points of rubidium (Z = 37), vanadium (Z = 23), and cadmium (Z = 48).

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Relative hardness and melting point are related to the metallic character of an element

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Use condensed electron configurations to predict the relative hardnesses and melting points of rubidium (Z = 37), vanadium (Z = 23), and cadmium (Z = 48).

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