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    Write the electron configurations for Mg and Ar, using both the spdf notation and orbital box diagrams. Describe the relation of the atom's electron configuration to its position in the periodic table.

    electron configuration for Mg___________
    spdf____________________

    orbital box diagram:

    electron configuration for Ar_________________
    spdf_______________________

    orbital box diagram:

    Describe the relation of the atom's electron configuration to its position in the periodic table:

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    The electronic configuration of Mg is

    Mg: 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2

    The orbital box diagram is in the attached figure.

    Mg is in the 2nd group of the periodic table.It has 12 electrons and hence is the 12th element in the periodic table. We can see from the electronic configuration that it can easily lose its two 3s electrons to become a stable element with completely filled ...

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