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Write One Similarity and One Difference Between the Chemistry of Lanthanoid and Actinoid Elements. - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Chemistry

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Write one similarity and one difference between the chemistry of lanthanoid and actinoid elements.

Solution

Similarities between the lanthanoid and actinoid: They have prominent oxidation states of +3 or they are electropositive or they both show magnetic properties.

Difference between the lanthanoid and actinoid: Lanthanoids are involved in filling of 4f orbitals while actinoids are involved in filling of 5f orbitals or binding energy of 4f orbitals is less than 5f orbitals 

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Solution Write One Similarity and One Difference Between the Chemistry of Lanthanoid and Actinoid Elements. Concept: F-block Elements - The Actinoids.
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