Sat January 22, 2011 By: Prashant Khurana

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

Expert Reply
Sun January 23, 2011
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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