Question #7211f

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Nov 23, 2017

Answer:

It’s #"Germanium"# atom

Explanation:

General electronic configuration of p-block elements is #ns^2np^(1-6)#

General electronic configuration of all 6 groups of p-block is given below

  1. 13th group - #ns^2np^1#
  2. 14th group - #ns^2np^2#
  3. 15th group - #ns^2np^3#
  4. 16th group - #ns^2np^4#
  5. 17th group - #ns^2np^5#
  6. 18th group - #ns^2np^6#

From above data it is clear that our atom belongs to 14th group.

Valence shell electronic configuration of given atom is #4s^2 4p^2#
#n = 4#. So it belongs to 4th period

14th group and 4th period element is #"Germanium"#

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