Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 28 - Quantum Mechanics of Atoms - Questions: 19

Answer

The chemical properties of the rare earth elements are similar because their valence electrons are those in the filled 6s or 7s suborbitals.

Work Step by Step

The rare earths have partly-filled f suborbitals. However, electrons in these inner f suborbitals do not strongly influence chemical properties.
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