Representative Elements

Representative Elements - • f transition metals –...

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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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