How do you write the electron configuration of tin?

1 Answer
Jan 23, 2017

Answer:

#Sn:# #1s^(2)2s^(2)2p^(6)3s^(2)3p^(6)4s^(2)3d^(10)4p^(6)4d^(10)5s^(2)5p^2#

Explanation:

For tin, #Z=50#..........

And thus 50 electrons must be distributed according to the usual #"aufbau"# scheme...........Tin lies in Group 14, and thus should have a similar electronic configuration to carbon. Can you demonstrate the similarity.

Thanx to Michael who pointed out an error.