#43 e) homework question: electron configuration tungsten

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Franca Park 3J
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#43 e) homework question: electron configuration tungsten

Postby Franca Park 3J » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:26 pm

The electron config. for tungsten is [Xe]4f14 5d4 6s2

I understand that the f block needs to included, but why is it 4f if tungsten is in the 6th group?

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Re: #43 e) homework question: electron configuration tungste

Postby Heerali Patel 3A » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:46 pm

Although Tungsten is located in the 6th group and the 6th period on the periodic table, the f-block begins in the 4th shell. This means that the electron configuration for Tungsten will contain the 4th shell of the f orbital, labelled 4f.


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