Periodic Table

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Mary Becerra 2D
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Periodic Table

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:14 pm

In the periodic table, why doesn't the d block align its numbers with the s and p blocks? For example, the "4s" row directly leads into the "3d" row.

Leanne Wong 1H
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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Leanne Wong 1H » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:22 pm

This is because for 3d and 4s orbitals, 4s orbitals must all be filled for 3d to be completely filled too.

Mary Becerra 2D
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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:19 pm

Oh, ok. That makes sense, thank you!


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