Pd electron configuration

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Pd electron configuration

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 pm

I was working on the 2013 final exam and one of the questions said that the electron configuration for Pd is [Kr]4d10. Can someone explain to me how this is the case?

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Re: Pd electron configuration

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:11 pm

We didn't learn it in class but I'm pretty sure that's just another exception you just have to memorize (since it doesn't apply to Ni which should be in the same situation but is not an exception)

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Re: Pd electron configuration

Postby MariahClark 2F » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:33 pm

I looked up why that would be the case I sometimes dont understand how that d level works the way it does. What I found out was that full d orbitals are more stable than partially filled ones and that at higher energy levels are said to be degenerated. That means that the energy levels I guess are closer together and an e- can jump easily from one to the next. So just from that info that seems to explain why 5s has 0 and 4d has 10.


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