Exercise 3.13

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Johana Jeon 1A
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Exercise 3.13

Postby Johana Jeon 1A » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:47 pm

For each of the following ground-state atoms, predict the type of orbital (1s, 2p, 3d, 4f, etc.) from which an electron will need to be removed to form the +1 ions:
a) Zn
b) Cl
c) Al
d) Cu

Why is Zn and Cu in the 4s orbital?

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Re: Exercise 3.13

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:50 pm

See my lecture notes.

Because they are transition metals the highest energy (last) orbital is 4s
For example, as I discussed in class, COPPER, Cu: [Ar] 3d10 4s1

Therefore the outer most (highest energy) e- comes from the 4s.

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Re: Exercise 3.13

Postby Paul Wong1B » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:12 pm

a) 4s
b) 3p
c) 3p
d) 4s

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