where can I find the s and d orbital block in the periodic table of elements?

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  • ___
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    the first two columns in LHS contains the element which their s orbital has one or two electrons. the last six coulmns is for p orbital. the columns between them is, i think, for d and the rows below the table is for f orbitals. i'm not sure about the f and d orbitals.

  • 1 decade ago

    The S orbitals are the first 2 columns of the periodic table. (Periods I and II). The D orbitals are in every element past element 18. They are represented in the "valley" of the periodic table. Theres a lot more to it than just this, but hope this helps you understand a lil bit. =)

  • 1 decade ago

    s - orbital is present in all the elements of the periodic table. it's the primary orbital and can have two electrons with opposite spins. then eventually the p,d and f orbitals get filled up respectively. this is as per auf-bau principle which states no two electrons can have the identical set of quantum numbers. to simplify u can find d- orbitals for transition and inner transition elements.

  • cehelp
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You can find the first 1s orbital block in period 1 of the table, the columns going down.

    You can find the first 1d orbital block in period 4 and above.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    s and d are sub-shells of the shells which electrons orbit, and hence is not directly listed on the Periodic Table. Taking the first shell (K), it can hold 2 electrons, and have subshell s. L (2nd shell) on the other hand, can hold eight. Since s can only hold 2, it has s and p as its subshell.

    s: 2 electron

    p: 6 electron

    d: 10 electron

    f: 14 electrons

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    s orbitals block consist of the alkali metals and the alkaline earth metals,i.e., the first two groups in the periodic table.

    the d orbital block consists of the transition metals , i.e. frm group 3rd to 12th.

    note:lanthanides and actinides are not included in either of them. they r a part of f orbital block present in the bottom of the periodic table

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