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Ground state and electron configuration

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:52 am
by Deborah Cheng 1F
How can you tell if an atom is in the ground state by looking at the electron configuration?

Re: Ground state and electron configuration

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:54 am
by Nancy Le - 1F
If the electron configuration has the right number, direction, and spacing of the arrows, then the electron is in the ground state.

Re: Ground state and electron configuration

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:52 am
by Tatiana Hage 2E
The electron configuration for electrons at the ground state will be at the lowest energy state possible for that atom.