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For each of the following, give an atom and its complete electron configuration that would be expected to have the indicated number of valence electrons.

two c. six

four d. eight

Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

To identify the atom and its electronic configuration having two valence electrons.

Concept Introduction:

The atomic number of an element indicates the number of electrons in an atom. Hence we can write the electronic configuration with the help of atomic number.

Explanation

We have given the number of valence electrons so we need to check the element which has same number of valence electrons. The group-2 elements have two valence electrons so Be must be answer here...

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

To identify the atom and its electronic configuration having four valence electrons.

Concept Introduction:

The atomic number of an element indicates the number of electrons in an atom. Hence we can write the electronic configuration with the help of atomic number.

Interpretation Introduction

(c)

Interpretation:

To identify the atom and its electronic configuration having six valence electrons.

Concept Introduction:

The atomic number of an element indicates the number of electrons in an atom. Hence we can write the electronic configuration with the help of atomic number.

Interpretation Introduction

(d)

Interpretation:

To identify the atom and its electronic configuration having eight valence electrons.

Concept Introduction:

The atomic number of an element indicates the number of electrons in an atom. Hence we can write the electronic configuration with the help of atomic number.

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