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Fri January 11, 2013 By:

How can we find the group number of an element?

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Sun January 13, 2013
The group number can be find by the electronic configuration of that atom. For example

Mg. Its atomic no. is 12. The electronic configuration is ( 2,8,2). It has 3 numbers thats why it belongs to 3rd period and the last electronic configuration that is of the outer shell has 2 so it belongs to second group.

 

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