Focus 1E #7b

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Focus 1E #7b

Postby Andrew Wang 1C » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:53 pm

I'm confused about how 7b (Nitrogen) is in an excited state. I said that it was in the ground state since it has the electrons in the correct orbitals, but the answer key says otherwise.

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Re: Focus 1E #7b

Postby Anna Yakura 2F » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:17 pm

Hello, this is because the spin in the second box of the 2p orbital is pointed down. When the electrons are unpaired, they are always facing up (positive spin).

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Re: Focus 1E #7b

Postby Andrew Wang 1C » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:36 am

Oh I completely missed that the second spin in 2p was pointed down. Thank you!


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