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The element Z = 114 has been discovered recently. It will belong to which of the following family/group and electronic configuration?

(a) Carbon family, [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p2

(b) Oxygen family, [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p4

(c) Nitrogen family, [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p6

(d) Halogen family, [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p5

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Ans : (a) Carbon family, [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p2

Explanation :

The electronic configuration of the element with Z = 114 (Flerovium) is [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p2.

It belongs to 7th period and 14th group.

Hence, it belongs to carbon family which has the same outer electronic configuration.

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