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Tue January 03, 2012 By: Sai-netra Ramesh
 

why is inavailability of d-orbitals a cause for anomalous behavior of Li nd Be??

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Wed January 04, 2012
The anomalous behavior is not just because of non-availability of d-orbitals. This is due to (i) small size (ii) high electronegativity and (iii) non availability of d-orbitals for bonding. Anomalous behaviour is observed among the second row elements (i.e. Li to F).
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