Shristy Maurya Asked a Question
August 13, 2020 3:01 pmpts 30 pts
Band theory predicts that magnesium is an insulator. However, in practice it acts as a conductor due to: (a) presence of filled 3s orbital (c) overlap of filled 3s and empty 3p orbital (b) overlap of filled 2p and filled 3s orbital (d) presence of unfilled 3p orbital
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  • Priyanshu kumar Best Answer
    Option C is correct shristy...overlap of filled 3s and empty 3p orbital
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    Shristy Maurya
    option a is given
  • Priyanshu kumar thankyou
    All group 2 metals (beryllium, magnesium, calcium, etc…) share a special property called s-p hybridisation. Their s- and p- electron subshells overlap, meaning that the metal can n...
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    Priyanshu kumar
    Due to this overlapping of fullfilled 3s orbital and empty 3p orbital ,it acts as a conductor
  • Ashutosh singh
    I think the answer should be (C).
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    Shristy Maurya
    option a is given correct sir