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Electron Configurations Exceptions?

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:08 pm
by Kelsey Jug 1J
The solutions manual for electron configuration problems does not seem take into account the exceptions to electron configuration orbital patterns (unless I'm mistaken).

Should we not take into account the exceptions on the quiz when writing electron configurations on the quiz?

Re: Electron Configurations Exceptions?

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:45 pm
by Chem_Mod
The only exceptions you need to know are for the configurations of Cr and Cu.

Re: Electron Configurations Exceptions?

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:09 pm
by Kristina Mercolino 3C
If you can make the d orbital consisting of 5 or 10 electrons using the electrons from that s orbital do you do so? (Ex: Quiz 2 #2 electron configuration of Fe+3)

Re: Electron Configurations Exceptions?

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:46 pm
by Abishek 3K
You always try to have half filled or fully filled configurations so you can always shift electrons between 4s and 3d to do that