Electron configuration for Tungsten

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ayushibanerjee06
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Electron configuration for Tungsten

Postby ayushibanerjee06 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:42 pm

How come you add in the f block for Tungsten's electron configuration?

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Re: Electron configuration for Tungsten

Postby 805291863 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:19 pm

If you look closely at Tungsten's location on the periodic table, you'll notice that it follows a f-block of elements (Lanthanum-Lutetium) that is footnoted below the rest of the periodic table. So, tungsten's electron configuration will include the 4f orbital.


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