Unformatted text preview: rons in their outermost p-orbitals.
NOTE: s and p block elements are also collectively known as the "REPRESENTATIVE ELEMENTS"
ELECTRON CONFIGURATION FOR IONS
If there is a charge, we can adjust the TOTAL number of electrons:
e.g. C has 6 electrons: It's electron configuration is 1s2 2s2 2p2
But C2- would have TWO MORE electrons so: C2- electron configuration is 1s2 2s2 2p4 Electron Arrangement and Chemical Properties Your Turn: 2.5 and 2.6
The arrangement of electrons in the orbitals in each element gives rise to its position on the Periodic Table,
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