Electron configuration

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Carlos Gonzales 1H
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Electron configuration

Postby Carlos Gonzales 1H » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:17 pm

When we write electron configurations, do we have to write the atomic orbitals separately or can we write the configuration as just a certain subshell?

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:43 pm

We should be including the subshells! For example, if we had something like Carbon, we should say (1s2)(2s2)(2px1)(2py1).

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:43 pm

We should be including the subshells! For example, if we had something like Carbon, we should say (1s2)(2s2)(2px1)(2py1).

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:11 pm

No, you don't need to write that.

Camille Ng 1D
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Re: Electron configuration

Postby Camille Ng 1D » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:02 pm

You don't need to write that unless it specifically asks for it.


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