Iron has atomic no. 26, so its electronic configuration is 2,8,8,8. So it should be a non-reactive metal.Why?

Asked by Anurag Kumar | 22nd Jan, 2011, 12:00: AM

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First of all iron has atomic number 26.
So the electronic configuration is [Ar] 3d6 4s2  or 2, 8, 14, 2 
 
So, it is clear now that why it is reactive element.
 
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Answered by  | 26th Jan, 2011, 09:27: AM

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