Element A has 4 valence electrons while C has 6. In the answer it is written that both of them have 4 valence electrons. As per my understanding the correct option is C. Please guide me correctly.

Asked by Akshai R K | 22nd Feb, 2014, 11:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Element A has atomic number 6. So the electronic configuration is 2,4.
Element C has atomic number 32. So the electronic configuration is 32.
Both the elements A and C have 4 electrons in their outermost shell.
So they both belong to the same group 14.
So the correct option is B.

Answered by  | 25th Feb, 2014, 09:45: AM

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