# Question #7211f

Nov 23, 2017

It’s $\text{Germanium}$ atom

#### Explanation:

General electronic configuration of p-block elements is $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{1 - 6}$

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

1. 13th group - $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{1}$
2. 14th group - $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{2}$
3. 15th group - $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{3}$
4. 16th group - $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{4}$
5. 17th group - $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{5}$
6. 18th group - $n {s}^{2} n {p}^{6}$

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

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

14th group and 4th period element is $\text{Germanium}$