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Postby Anna_Mohling_1D » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:44 pm

A UA mentioned that we don't need to know how to write electron configurations involving the f-block however I have noticed that some of the assigned textbook questions involve the f-block. Does anyone know if this a mistake/if I should skip these questions? Or should I learn how to do it/ will we be tested on it?

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Re: F-block?

Postby Shrey Pawar 2A » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:49 pm

I believe that Dr. Lavelle mentioned that we won't have to worry about the f-block for the questions we will see. Also on Outline 2 it clearly states we just need to identify the s, p, and d orbitals. Hope this helps!

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Re: F-block?

Postby Darlene Lien 3E » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:51 pm

I don't think we have to know how to write the electron configuration for an element in the f block, but let's say the element is in the 6p block, for example, then we would have to include 4f in the electron configuration, if that makes sense.

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Re: F-block?

Postby Kailani_Dial_2K » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:16 pm

One of the UAs that I have talked to said that for electron configurations we only have to worry about up to the two first rows of the D block. I hope this helps

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Re: F-block?

Postby Jasraj Parmar 3H » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:18 pm

No, you don't have to worry about the F-Block. Its just the s, d and p blocks.

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Re: F-block?

Postby Pranav Daggubati 3C » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:32 pm

A lot of the questions from the book are skipped/omitted in the outline (it even says omit for some complex problems), especially when the f block is involved.

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Re: F-block?

Postby Vanessa Perez » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:40 pm

I don't think we really need to worry about f-block for this class or at least not yet since we haven't really practiced f-block

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Re: F-block?

Postby Juwan_Madaki_3K » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:04 am

I don't think we need to worry about the f-block for the exam, however, I think it's good to have a basic understanding of it to enhance your performance on the exam. By general understand, I mean how many orbitals it has, where it begins on the periodic table, etc.

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