Representative Elements - f- transition metals Sometimes...

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Representative Elements Are the elements in A groups on periodic chart. These elements will have their “last” electron in an outer s or p orbital. These elements have fairly regular variations in their properties. d -Transition Elements Elements on periodic chart in B groups. Sometimes called transition metals. Each metal has d electrons. n s (n-1) d configurations These elements make the transition from metals to nonmetals. Exhibit smaller variations from row-to-row than the representative elements.
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Unformatted text preview: f- transition metals Sometimes called inner transition metals. Electrons are being added to f orbitals. Electrons are being added two shells below the valence shell! Consequently, very slight variations of properties from one element to another. Outermost electrons have the greatest influence on the chemical properties of elements....
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