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Why is Boron classified as a P element in the periodic table ?

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    Why is Boron classified as a P element in the periodic table ?
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    (Original post by Colouredsmurf)
    Why is Boron classified as a P element in the periodic table ?
    Think about orbitals.
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    (Original post by hyperboloid6965)
    Think about orbitals.
    Boron contains a p orbital because its electronic configuration is 1s2 2s2 2P1 ?
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    (Original post by Colouredsmurf)
    Boron contains a p orbital because its electronic configuration is 1s2 2s2 2P1 ?
    Duh.

    What is happening in the P block elements in regard to the p orbital?
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    (Original post by hyperboloid6965)
    Duh.

    What is happening in the P block elements in regard to the p orbital?
    I don't know :/
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    What orbital does it end on?

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    (Original post by Colouredsmurf)
    I don't know :/
    Well then - it looks like Google should be your friend. Are you seriously telling us you haven't even used the net for this?
 
 
 
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