Are the chemical properties of chlorine and argon same since both have the same configuration of 2,8,8

Asked by pr_prashant | 22nd Jan, 2011, 09:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
Please recheck the electronic configuration of these elements.
Chlorine atomic number 17
Electronic Configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p5 or 2, 8, 7
Argon atomic number is 18
Electronic configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p6 or 2, 8, 8

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Answered by  | 23rd Jan, 2011, 11:29: AM

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