Problem2.39

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Yinhan_Liu_1D
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Problem2.39

Postby Yinhan_Liu_1D » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:19 pm

Why is the b) choice NOT representing the ground state of N?

I would appreciate your help.
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Gabrielle_Giang_2J
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Re: Problem2.39

Postby Gabrielle_Giang_2J » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:00 pm

I'm pretty sure that b) is representing the ground state for N. The electron configuration for N is 1s^2 2s^2 2p^3, and that is what's shown. There are 3 unpaired electrons in the 2p orbital.

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Re: Problem2.39

Postby Yinhan_Liu_1D » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:37 pm

Gabrielle Giang 1B wrote:I'm pretty sure that b) is representing the ground state for N. The electron configuration for N is 1s^2 2s^2 2p^3, and that is what's shown. There are 3 unpaired electrons in the 2p orbital.

Thank you. Yes, I think so.
It's just the solution manual which says that it's not the ground state.


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