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The “Chemistry in Focus" segment The Chemistry of Bohrium discusses element 107. bohrium (Bh). What is the expected electron configuration of Bh?

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Interpretation:

The expected electronic configuration of bohrium (Bh) is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The distribution of the electrons that exists in the atomic orbital of an atom is collectively known as electronic configuration. The description of every electron that is moving freely in an orbital is given by the electronic configuration of that atom.

Explanation

The element, bohrium (Bh) is classified as a transition metal. This element belongs to the seventh period of the periodic table. The atomic number of bohrium is, Z=107. Thus, the expected electronic configuration of bohrium (Bh) is shown as,

[Rn]5f146d57s2

This electronic configuration is shown by using the symbol of the noble gas, radon [Rn], which has atomic number equals to 86. The total number of core electrons, that is, 86 possessed by bohrium is shown by the symbol of radon [Rn]

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