These metals behave chemically more like the metalloids, particularly with respect to anionic species formation. " The oxide of mercury in its preferred oxidation state (HgO; +2) is weakly amphoteric, as is the congener sulfide HgS. Habashi groups the elements into eight major categories:  typical metals (alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and aluminium);  lanthanides (Ce–Lu);  actinides (Th–Lr);  transition metals (Sc, Y, La, Ac, groups 4–10);  less typical metals (groups 11–12, Ga, In, Tl, Sn and Pb);  metalloids (B, Si, Ge, As, Se, Sb, Te, Bi and Po);  covalent nonmetals (H, C, N, O, P, S and the halogens); and  monatomic nonmetals (that is, the noble gases). In group 4A is tin (Sn) and lead (Pb). Metals to the right of the transition metals are known as post-transition metals. I thought the definition of valence e- were the electrons in the outermost shell of an atom. , Tellurium is a soft (MH 2.25) and brittle semi-metallic element. The diminished metallic nature of the post-transition metals is largely attributable to the increase in nuclear charge going across the periodic table, from left to right. The 'B' nomenclature (as in Groups IB, IIB, and so on) was superseded in 1988 but is still occasionally encountered in more recent literature.  Metalloids, which are in-between elements that are neither metals nor nonmetals, are also sometimes instead called semimetals. The relativistic stabilisation of the 7s electrons is very high and hence nihonium should predominantly form the +1 oxidation state; nevertheless, as for copernicium, the +3 oxidation state should be reachable with highly electronegative ligands, with NhF−4 likely being of similar stability to AgF−4 (which is a strong oxidising agent, fuming in moist air and reacting with glass). What group and what period does Bi appear?  It was originally thought to be a poorly conducting metal but has the electronic band structure of a semiconductor. Tin forms Zintl phases such as Na4Sn, BaSn, K8Sn25 and Ca31Sn20. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. They can also form Zintl phases (half-metallic compounds formed between highly electropositive metals and moderately electronegative metals or metalloids). Group 12 contains the four elements zinc, cadmium, mercury, and copernicium. 0000015091 00000 n 1253, 1268, Britton, Abbatiello & Robins 1972, p. 704, Cheronis, Parsons & Ronneberg 1942, p. 570, 'Raman spectrum of thiomercurate(II) ion,', 'The kinetics of pressure-induced fcc-bcc transformation in ytterbium', 'Germanium: From its Discovery to SiGe Devices', 'Why Polonium and Astatine are not Metalloids in HRW texts', 'Ideal pure shear strength of aluminium and copper', 10.1002/1521-3749(200211)628:11<2500::AID-ZAAC2500>3.0.CO;2-L, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Metals_close_to_the_border_between_metals_and_nonmetals&oldid=991552615, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 17:37. " Cheronis, Parsons and Ronneberg wrote that, "The transition metals of low melting point form a block in the Periodic Table: those of Groups II 'b' [zinc, cadmium, mercury], III 'b' [aluminium, gallium, indium, thallium], and germanium, tin and lead in Group IV.  Copper behaves like a transition metal in its preferred oxidation state of +2. It is expected to have a close-packed body-centered cubic structure. So that's one way to think about the transition metals, but that way is maybe a little bit too general sometimes. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and is stored in mineral oil.  The chemistry of silver is dominated by its +1 valence state in which it shows generally similar physical and chemical properties to compounds of thallium, a main group metal, in the same oxidation state. [n 15], Gallium is a soft, brittle metal (MH 1.5) that melts at only a few degrees above room temperature. Solid flerovium should have a face-centered cubic structure and be a rather dense metal, with a density of around 14 g/cm3. Elements in the same group have the same number of valence electrons and similar electronic configurations. Pronounced covalency is found in their compounds; the majority of their oxides are amphoteric.. [n 25], Vernon uses the term "frontier metal" to refer to the class of chemically weak metals adjacent to the dividing line between metals.  Given many of these properties and its proximity to the dividing line between metals and nonmetals, aluminium is occasionally classified as a metalloid. The transition metals differ from both s-block and p-block elements in that electrons in both the (n-1)d subshell and the ns subshell can be considered to be valence electrons. It is commonly regarded as a metalloid, or by some other authors as either a metal or a non-metal. Depending on where these adjacent groups are judged to begin and end, there are at least five competing proposals for which elements to include: the three most common contain six, ten and thirteen elements, respectively (see image). As such, tennessine oxide (Ts2O3) is expected to be amphoteric, similar to gold oxide and astatine(III) oxide. Post-transition metals. They are called the "inner transition metals." Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Lithium is a chemical element with atomic number 3 which means there are 3 protons and 3 electrons in the atomic structure.The chemical symbol for Lithium is Li. Variations in mean bond length are ∼0.06–0.09 Å for strongly bonded oxyanions of metalloid and post-transition metal ions, and ∼0.1–0.3 Å for ions showing lone-pair stereoactivity. In complexes of the transition metals, the d orbitals do not all have the same energy. He referred to the ensuing elements in periods 4 to 6 of the periodic table (copper to germanium; silver to antimony; gold to polonium)—in view of their underlying d10 electronic configurations—as post-transition metals. The origin of the term post-transition metal is unclear. The −1 state should not be important for tennessine and its major oxidation states should be +1 and +3, with +3 more stable: Ts3+ is expected to behave similarly to Au3+ in halide media. For a thorough discussion of lone-pair stereoactivity and a  It can also be fused with potassium hydroxide in air, resulting in a brown mass of potassium bismuthate. It has a well shielded [Ne] noble gas core rather than the less well shielded [Ar]3d10, [Kr]4d10 or [Xe]4f145d10 core of the post-transition metals. It has the weakest metallic bonding of all, as indicated by its bonding energy (61 kJ/mol) and melting point (−39 °C) which, together, are the lowest of all the metallic elements. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal.  Highly purified zinc, at room temperature, is ductile. Their valence electrons are present in more than one shell.  It has a close-packed face-centred cubic structure (BCN 12). • Post-transition metal compounds are almost always diamagnetic.  For a metal, it has exceptionally low electrical and thermal conductivity. The d orbitals do not have large radial extension 3. Cadmium is a soft, ductile metal (MH 2.0) that undergoes substantial deformation, under load, at room temperature. Tellurium has a polyatomic (CN 2) hexagonal crystalline structure. The metalloids are B, Si, Ge, As, Sb, Te, and Po. The Nh+ ion is expected to also have some similarities to the Ag+ ion, particularly in its propensity for complexation. Astatine is a radioactive element that has never been seen; a visible quantity would immediately be vaporised due to its intense radioactivity. This is where it starts. Post-transition exhibit the inert pair effect, in which they act as if their ns 2 valence electrons do not contribute to bonding.. Metals and metalloids of the p block commonly possess two stable oxidation states, with one corresponding to the loss of all their ns and np valence electrons and one the loss of two less electrons. The partially directional bonding in aluminium improves its shear strength but means that ultrahigh-purity aluminium cannot maintain work hardening at room temperature. Transition elements are the elements that are found in Groups 3-12 (old groups IIA-IIB) on the periodic table (salmon-colored block in the middle of the table). sound state electron configuration for Bi using shorthand notan b. Selenium forms covalent bonds with most other elements, noting it can form ionic selenides with highly electropositive metals.  Pruszyński et al. Electron Configuration of Transition metals: Transition metal are a bit different because they include the d subshell which has a smaller “n” value. Fe 2+: [Ar] 3d 6. 0000003254 00000 n Post-transition metals. Contrast with The post-transition elements are Al, Ga, In, Tl, Sn, Pb and Bi.  It could also be expected to show significant nonmetallic character, as is normally the case for metals in, or in the vicinity of, the p-block. Unlike its lighter congener iodine, evidence for diatomic astatine is sparse and inconclusive. A prime example is vanadium, atomic number 23. https://www.khanacademy.org/.../v/periodic-table-transition-metals ' Cadmium is otherwise stable in air and in water, at ambient conditions, protected by a layer of cadmium oxide.  It is susceptible to attack in low pH (<4) and high (> 8.5) pH conditions,[n 12] a phenomenon that is generally more pronounced in the case of commercial purity aluminium and aluminium alloys. 49, 57, Wiberg, Holleman & Wiberg 2001, pp. , Tin is a soft, exceptionally weak metal (MH 1.5);[n 16] a 1-cm thick rod will bend easily under mild finger pressure. The origin of the term is unclear: one early use was in 1940 in a chemistry text.. How many valence electrons are there in Fe? This metal has a low melting point and soft and malleable. [n 13] Despite its shortcomings, it has a good strength-to-weight ratio and excellent ductility; its mechanical strength can be improved considerably with the use of alloying additives; its very high thermal conductivity can be put to good use in heat sinks and heat exchangers; and it has a high electrical conductivity. So these are the elements found in the d block, right? The peculiar metals occur towards the ends of the rows of the periodic table and include 'approximately:' gallium, indium, and thallium; carbon, silicon '(both of which have some metallic properties, though we have previously treated them as nonmetals),' germanium and tin; arsenic, antimony, and bismuth; and selenium '(which is partly metallic)' and tellurium.  Like zinc, it has a crystalline structure (BCN 6+6) that is slightly distorted from the ideal. Pure bismuth (atomic symbo shiny, brittle, post-transition metal. 0000009590 00000 n Without the use of thermal insulation and detailed structural design attention, Aluminium can be attacked, for example, by alkaline detergents, In the absence of protective measures, the relatively high electropositivity of aluminium renders it susceptible to, Charles, Crane and Furness write that, 'Most metals, except perhaps lead and tin, can be alloyed to give, Which metal has the lowest electrical conductivity is debatable but bismuth is certainly in the lowest cohort; Hoffman, Eagleson refers to the OH compound of astatine as. The metametals are zinc, cadmium, mercury, indium, thallium, tin and lead. 0000003851 00000 n 0000064180 00000 n Elements 112–118 (copernicium, nihonium, flerovium, moscovium, livermorium, tennessine, and oganesson) may be post-transition metals; insufficient quantities of them have been synthesized to allow sufficient investigation of their actual physical and chemical properties. $��Z�\� Please review oxidation-reduction reactions if this concept is …  Their chemistry is that of main group elements. Parish writes that, 'as anticipated', the borderline metals of groups 13 and 14 have non-standard structures. 283, 595, Hermann, Hoffmann & Ashcroft 2013, p. 11604–1, Kugler & Keller 1985, pp.  It has a partially distorted crystalline structure (BCN 4+8) associated with incompletely ionised atoms. It is the only definite metal, far from the nonmetals in the table, which has a complicated structure.'. "All of the [Group 12] metals, but especially mercury, tend to form covalent rather than ionic compounds. Tennessine, despite being in the halogen column of the periodic table, is expected to go even further towards metallicity than astatine due to its small electron affinity. Values in italics are predicted theoretical values. These metals all have melting points below 425 °C. More recently, Joshua observed that the peculiar metals have mixed metallic-covalent bonding. Polonium. The electron configuration would be [Ar] 4s2 3d3… [n 10] It has a low melting point and a high thermal conductivity. Each of these elements has two electrons in its outer shell Its cohesive energy is even less than that of mercury and is likely only higher than that of flerovium. As noted, the metals falling between the transition metals and the metalloids on the periodic table are sometimes called other metals (see also, for example, Taylor et al.).  Gallium forms Zintl phases such as Li2Ga7, K3Ga13 and YbGa2. "The filled d subshell and free s electron of Cu, Ag, and Au contribute to their high electrical and thermal conductivity.  Indium does not oxidize in air at ambient conditions. A series of elements that forms group 2 (IIA); each have two valence electrons. As with all metals, the transition elements are both ductile and malleable, and conduct electricity and heat. According to the Aufbau process, the electrons fill the 4 s sublevel before beginning to fill the 3 d sublevel. Aluminium is an undisputed p-block element by group membership and its [Ne] 3s2 3p1 electron configuration, but aluminium does not literally come after transition metals unlike p-block metals from period 4 and on. Roentgenium chemistry is expected to be dominated by the +3 valence state, similarly to gold, in which it should similarly behave as a transition metal. Regarding transition and post-transition elements with variable valence, located in B-groups, it is known that they have no more than two outer s-electrons. Roentgenium oxide (Rg2O3) should be amphoteric; stable compounds in the −1, +1, and +5 valence states should also exist, exactly analogous to gold. In fact, both aluminium (660.32) and germanium (938.25) have melting points greater than 425°C. [n 21] Astatine forms covalent compounds with nonmetals, including hydrogen astatide HAt and carbon tetraastatide CAt4. Because most transition metals have two valence electrons, the charge of 2+ is a very common one for their ions. Pure bismuth (atomic symbo shiny, brittle, post-transition metal. For the metalloid and post-transition elements with lone-pair electrons, the more common oxidation state between n versus n +2 is n for Sn, Te, Tl, Pb and Bi and n +2 for As and Sb. There is no correlation between bond-valence sum and coordination number for cations with stereoactive lone-pair electrons when including secondary bonds, and both intermediate states of lone-pair stereoactivity and inert … Hill and Holman observe that, 'The term poor metals is not widely used, but it is a useful description for several metals including tin, lead and bismuth. [n 26].  'Other' in this sense has the related meanings of, 'existing besides, or distinct from, that already mentioned' (that is, the alkali and alkaline earth metals, the lanthanides and actinides, and the transition metals); 'auxiliary'; 'ancillary, secondary'. 0000056548 00000 n startxref Between the transition metals and the metalloids, the post-transition metals are located.  It forms Zintl phases such as LiGe, K8Ge44 and La4Ge3. 0000010961 00000 n Reason: The electron configuration of Fe is ##1s^2 2s^2 2p^6 3s^2 … 188 0 obj<> endobj , Lead is a soft metal (MH 1.5, but hardens close to melting) which, in many cases, is unable to support its own weight. Tin can form two different allotropes under normal pressure. Characteristics and Properties Under standard conditions tin is a soft silvery-gray metal. and other properties of the element. They are usually low in the activity (electrochemical) series and they have some resemblances to non-metals.' The d orbitals are therefore mostly non-bonding in complexes of transition metal ions For these reasons, the effects of redox changes are substantially smaller for transition metals than for main group elements. [n 24], Rayner-Canham and Overton use the term chemically weak metals to refer to the metals close to the metal-nonmetal borderline. Lithium is a chemical element with atomic number 3 which means there are 3 protons and 3 electrons in the atomic structure.The chemical symbol for Lithium is Li. They are also more electropositive than the transition metals, but less than alkali metals and alkaline Earth metals. , The B-subgroup metals can be subdivided into pseudo metals and hybrid metals. Write the full ground state c. Write the ground state electron d. Use an orbital diagram to show the groun electrons). Nearly 100 years earlier, Louis (1911) noted that fusible metals were alloys containing tin, cadmium, lead, and bismuth in various proportions, "the tin ranging from 10 to 20%. The pseudo metals can be considered related to the hybrid metals through the group 14 carbon column.. Oganesson(II) oxide (OgO) and oganesson(IV) oxide (OgO2) are both expected to be amphoteric, similar to the oxides of tin. Solid copernicium is expected to crystallise in a close-packed body-centred cubic structure and have a density of about 14.7 g/cm3, decreasing to 14.0 g/cm3 on melting, which is similar to that of mercury (13.534 g/cm3). So, a number of valence electrons in lead is 4. Abbreviations: MH—Mohs hardness; BCN—bulk coordination number. 118 They have widespread technological importance in catalysis, 119 as ceramics, 120 and functional thin-film coatings. Due to the immense polarisability of oganesson, it is expected that not only oganesson(II) fluoride but also oganesson(IV) fluoride should be predominantly ionic, involving the formation of Og2+ and Og4+ cations. 767–68, Wiberg, Holleman & Wiberg 2001, pp. [n 8] Solid mercury (MH 1.5) has a distorted crystalline structure, with mixed metallic-covalent bonding, and a BCN of 6. pair electrons bonded to O2, and 11 ions with stereoactive lone-pair electrons bonded to O2. A number of valence electrons are defined as a number of electrons present in the outer shell of atom or molecule. Many zinc compounds are markedly covalent in character. However, their longitudinal resistivities for currents in the basal ab plane and for currents along the three-fold c axis exhibit different anisotropies, namely, for Co [ 9 ], whereas for Ru and Os [ 10 ]. The valence electrons are in d orbitals 2.  It forms a covalent hydride; its halides are covalent, volatile compounds, resembling those of tellurium.  The solution chemistry of bismuth is characterised by the formation of oxyanions; it forms anionic bismuthates in strongly basic solutions. Metal oxides of various formulations are known for all of the transition metal elements. Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Mercury is a liquid at room temperature. Then the first 3 columns coming from the right, excluding the noble gases, are -1, -2, and -3.  The yellow polonate(IV) ion PoO2−3 is known in aqueous solutions of low Cl‒ concentration and high pH. The ordinary metals have lower melting points and cohesive energies than those of the transition metals. 208.98 amu. Antimony forms covalent bonds with most other elements. [n 22] At− anions have been reported to form astatides with silver, thallium, palladium and lead. Chemically, they are characterised—to varying degrees—by covalent bonding tendencies, acid-base amphoterism and the formation of anionic species such as aluminates, stannates, and bismuthates (in the case of aluminium, tin, and bismuth, respectively). What are the characteristics of metalliods?  The increase in nuclear charge is partially offset by an increasing number of electrons but as these are spatially distributed each extra electron does not fully screen each successive increase in nuclear charge, and the latter therefore dominates. It exhibits poor electrical conductivity which, like a metal, decreases with temperature.  All of the Group 14 elements form compounds in which they are in the +4, predominantly covalent, oxidation state; even in the +2 oxidation state tin generally forms covalent bonds. • Other intermediate oxidation states are usually either mixed valence or contain M-M bonds. are the sum total of all the electrons in the highest energy level (principal quantum number n). The p-block metals are the metals in groups 13‒16 of the periodic table. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and is stored in mineral oil.  The hydroxide of astatine At(OH) is presumed to be amphoteric. Boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony and tellurium are commonly recognised as metalloids; other authors treat some or all of these elements as nonmetals. Germanium, antimony and polonium are sometimes also included, although the first two are commonly recognised as metalloids. 0000004971 00000 n Many can form ions with different charges (eg, copper can form Cu + and Cu 2+ ions). 0000005347 00000 n 0000056997 00000 n  Bismuth forms Zintl phases such as NaBi, Rb7In4Bi6 and Ba11Cd8Bi14. Electron Configuration of Transition metals: Transition metal are a bit different because they include the d subshell which has a smaller “n” value. Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element.  Gold is a constituent of Zintl phases such as M2AuBi (M = Li or Na); Li2AuM (M = In, Tl, Ge, Pb, Sn) and Ca5Au4.. Solution: 2 valence electrons. Moscovium is expected to be a quite reactive metal. Some important aspects of transition metal ions: 1. Notice also that for sulfur this 12- electron stable energy minimum is unrelated to the larger numbers of valence-related electrons seen in transition element shells, since sulfur simply does not have enough electrons to access those more complex orbitals.  Gold oxide (Au2O3) is amphoteric, with acidic properties predominating; it forms anionic hydroxoaurates M[Au(OH)4] where M = Na, K, 1⁄2Ba, Tl; and aurates such as NaAuO2.  It has a simple cubic crystalline structure characterised (as determined by electron density calculations) by partially directional bonding, and a BCN of 6. Since the last electron added is an s electron, these elements qualify as representative metals, or post-transition metals. Most transition metals have an that is ##ns^2 (n-1)d## so those ##ns^2## electrons are the valence electrons. " Chemically, the group 11 metals in their +1 valence states show similarities to other post-transition metals; they are occasionally classified as such.  Lead forms Zintl phases such as CsPb, Sr31Pb20, La5Pb3N and Yb3Pb20.  The oxide and hydroxide of zinc in its preferred oxidation state of +2, namely ZnO and Zn(OH)2, are amphoteric; it forms anionic zincates in strongly basic solutions. Keep in mind that the d-block (4d) that is completely full is not in the highest shell (5s25p3). The electron configuration would be [Ar] 4s2 3d3… Please review oxidation-reduction reactions if this concept is unfamiliar. A very high standard reduction potential of +2.1 V is expected for the Cn2+/Cn couple. They, along with the lanthanides, are often called "the f-elements" because they have valence electrons in the f shell. The valence electrons for Sb would be 5. 118 They have widespread technological importance in catalysis, 119 as ceramics, 120 and functional thin-film coatings.  It has a close-packed structure (BCN 12) showing some evidence of partially directional bonding. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and is stored in mineral oil. , Copper is a soft metal (MH 2.5–3.0) with low mechanical strength. Tellurium forms covalent bonds with most other elements, noting it has an extensive organometallic chemistry and that many tellurides can be regarded as metallic alloys. [n 14] At lower temperatures, aluminium increases its deformation strength (as do most materials) whilst maintaining ductility (as do face-centred cubic metals generally).  He treated the transition metals as finishing at group 10 (nickel, palladium and platinum). 0000003975 00000 n " The name frontier metal is adapted from Russell and Lee, who wrote that, "…bismuth and group 16 element polonium are generally considered to be metals, although they occupy 'frontier territory' on the periodic table, adjacent to the nonmetals. This section outlines relevant physical and chemical properties of the elements typically or sometimes classified as post-transition metals. Typically the elements of the post-transition metals include any metal in groups 13, 14, and 15 which are aluminum , gallium , indium, tin , thallium, lead , and bismuth. Physically, they have the relatively low melting points and high electronegativity values associated with post-transition metals. e the full ground state electron configuration for Bi. er 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Group Names: Alkali Metal, Alkali Earth Metal, Transition Metal, Post Transition Metal, Metalloid, Nonmetal, Halogen, Noble Gas, Lanthanide, Actinide Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and is stored in mineral oil. Stable compounds in which copper is in its less preferred oxidation state of +1 (Cu2O, CuCl, CuBr, CuI and CuCN, for example) have significant covalent character. Interactive periodic table showing names, electrons, and oxidation states. The halides of cadmium, with the exception of the fluoride, exhibit a substantially covalent nature.  The oxides of cadmium in its preferred oxidation state of +2, namely CdO and Cd(OH)2, are weakly amphoteric; it forms cadmates in strongly basic solutions. This metal has a low melting point and soft and malleable. Selenium is a soft (MH 2.0) and brittle semi-metallic element. <]>>  It has a crystalline structure (BCN 6+6) that is slightly distorted from the ideal. Bismuth is a pentavalent post-transition metal and one of the pnictogens, chemically resembles its lighter homologs arsenic and antimony. Post-transition metals. 0000064421 00000 n  The oxide of lead in its preferred oxidation state (PbO; +2) is amphoteric; it forms anionic plumbates in strongly basic solutions. ", Cardarelli, writing in 2008, categorizes zinc, cadmium, mercury, gallium, indium, thallium, tin, lead, antimony and bismuth as fusible metals. The transition elements are metals that have a partially filled d subshell (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics) and comprise groups 3 through 12 and the lanthanides and actinides (see below). The oxide in its preferred oxidation state (Sb2O3, +3) is amphoteric. The tin plating prevents the iron can from oxidizing (rusting).  The tendency of indium '...to form covalent compounds is one of the more important properties influencing its electrochemical behavior'. The common oxide of tellurium (TeO2) is amphoteric. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal.  It is used in lead-free solders, and as a hardening agent in alloys of other metals, such as copper, lead, titanium and zinc. Fully descriptive writeups. A survey of chemistry books in 2003 showed that the transition metals ended at either group 11 or group 12 with roughly equal frequency. Scandium (Sc) is only 3 spots away with 21 electrons, but it has a configuration of 2-8-9-2. This transformation causes ordinary tin to crumble and disintegrate since, as well as being brittle, grey tin occupies more volume due to having a less efficient crystalline packing structure. 0000004469 00000 n  write that 'poor metals' is, '[A]n older term for metallic elements in Groups 13‒15 of the periodic table that are softer and have lower melting points than the metals traditionally used for tools. The metallic elements in the periodic table located between the transition metals to their left, and the metalloids to their right have received many names in the literature, such as post-transition metals, poor metals, other metals, p-block metals and chemically weak metals; although some of these names are common, none have been recommended by IUPAC. 0000003331 00000 n It has a relatively open and partially covalent crystalline structure (BCN 3+3). 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