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Lanthanides: Electron Configuration & Oxidation States

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There are _____ lanthanide elements in the periodic table.

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1. _____ has exactly half filled f shell electron configuration.

2. The most stable oxidation state of all lanthanides is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assessment tool is designed so you can quickly determine how much you know about lanthanides. You must be able to recognize properties about individual lanthanide elements in order to complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you must demonstrate the ability to:

  • State the number of lanthanide elements listed on the periodic table
  • Name which lanthanide has exactly half filled and which has completely filled f shell electron configuration
  • Identity the most stable oxidation state of all lanthanides
  • Recognize the electronic configuration of Tb

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how many lanthanide elements are found on the periodic table
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most stable oxidation state of lanthanides
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about lanthanides with half filled and completely filled f shell configurations

Additional Learning

If you felt outside your element when taking this quiz and want to learn more about this topic, refer to the lesson called Lanthanides: Electron Configuration & Oxidation States. Information contained in this lesson includes:

  • Why these elements are called lanthanides
  • What three lanthanides are exceptions to the ground state electron configuration
  • Which series follows lanthanides on the periodic table
  • What the Aufbau Principle states
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