Electron Configuration of Ag

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Rebekah Kaufman 1L
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Electron Configuration of Ag

Postby Rebekah Kaufman 1L » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:28 pm

I know we haven't gone over this in class yet, but why is the electron configuration of silver [Kr]4d^10 5s^1 instead of [Kr]4d^9 5s^2?

Jocelyn Fermin1J
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Re: Electron Configuration of Ag

Postby Jocelyn Fermin1J » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:43 am

I'm sure the professor will go over it, but from what I can remember it has to do with atom stability.

Gianna Graziano 1A
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Re: Electron Configuration of Ag

Postby Gianna Graziano 1A » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:10 pm

Hi Rebecca,
The electronic configuration of silver, [Kr]4d^10 4s^1, is this way because atoms become more stable this way. It is the most stable when the 4d electron is completely filled.

Alexandra Wade 1L
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Re: Electron Configuration of Ag

Postby Alexandra Wade 1L » Tue May 01, 2018 3:54 pm

Silver is just like Copper (which we went over in class) because it's in the same group as Silver. Its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d^10 4s^1 rather than [Ar] 3d^9 4s^2 because having a full d orbital is much more stable.


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