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f-Block Elements

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    The f block elements are the lanthanides and actinides and are called the inner transition elements because of their placement in the periodic table due to their electron configurations. The f orbitals of the electron shell are filled with “n-2.” There is a maximum of fourteen electrons that can occupy the f orbitals.


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