Electron Configuraiton

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ConnorThomas2E
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Electron Configuraiton

Postby ConnorThomas2E » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:47 pm

When you write an Electron configuration that is abbreviated, such as the electron configuration for Magnesium which is [Ne] 3s2, can you use can element for the abbreviation or does it have to be a noble gas? For example, could I use Beryllium when writing the electron configuration for Magnesium so it would be [Be] 2p6, 3s2?

SitharaMenon2B
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Re: Electron Configuraiton

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:34 pm

The convention is to only use a noble gas, since the electron configurations for noble gases have a full valence shell and are stable.

StephanieRusnak
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Re: Electron Configuraiton

Postby StephanieRusnak » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:35 pm

nope, its noble gas shorthand so you cant just use any element


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