Chapter 2 homework problem 47
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:00 pm
In chapter 2 #47, I do not understand parts b and c. The problem gives the ground state of of atoms and asks us to predict the type of orbital from which an electron will be removed to form the +1 ion. part b gives you Mn (I thought it would be removed from the 3d but the correct answer is 4s.) part d gives Au (I thought it would be removed from 5d but the answer is 6s). I just don't understand why the electron would be removed from the s orbital and not the d orbital.