Removing an Electron  [ENDORSED]

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Justin Chu 1G
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Removing an Electron

Postby Justin Chu 1G » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:31 pm

When you remove an electron, can you always tell which electron is going to be removed just by looking at the last part of an electron configuration? For example, 1s2 2s2 2p5, would the electron being removed be from the 2p5 orbital?

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Re: Removing an Electron  [ENDORSED]

Postby Hyein Cha 2I » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:10 pm

Yes, it is always the valence electron (the outermost electron) that will be removed. So yes, in the example you stated, electron from 2p5 will be removed

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Re: Removing an Electron

Postby Ashin_Jose_1H » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:43 pm

Yep. The electrons in the outer shell (valence electrons) are the ones that will be removed. The outer most shell is the last part of the electron configuration.

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Re: Removing an Electron

Postby Ashley Fallon 3C » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:29 pm

It is always the electron in the outer valence shell. As n goes up, energy goes up and the electron eventually escapes from the atom.

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Re: Removing an Electron

Postby Jade Fosburgh Discussion 2C » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:53 pm

Is this the same case for adding in electrons in the case of anion electron configurations? We always add to the outermost electron shell?

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Re: Removing an Electron

Postby Adrian Lim 1G » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:16 am

What if the electron configuration were 3d^3 4s^2? Would electrons be removed from the s-orbital or the d-orbital?


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