Which element has the following configuration: [Xe]6s^2 4f^1 5d^1?


Which element has the following configuration: Xe6s^2 4f^1 5d^1?

The Modern Periodic Table:


The Modern Periodic Table is used to categorize all the known elements according to the atomic number and electronic configuration. Each element has a unique electron configuration and elements can be identified if their electron configuration is given.

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{eq}[Xe]6s^2 4f^1 5d^1 {/eq} means that the element to be identified has the configuration of Xenon, plus electrons in the 6s, 4f, and 5d shell.


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