Using shorthand [Ar]  [ENDORSED]

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Maria Trujillo 1L
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Using shorthand [Ar]

Postby Maria Trujillo 1L » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:47 pm

In regards to using short hand, for example, Ca: [Ar] 4s^2 and Br: 3d^10 4s^2 4p^5, are we allowed to use Neon or Helium, or is it only after Argon that we are allowed to use this shorthand? Like can we do this regarding shorthand, Na: [Ne] 3s^1

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Chris Qiu 1H
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Re: Using shorthand [Ar]

Postby Chris Qiu 1H » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 pm

Since it isn't very informative when you just but [Ar] for shorthand it would be safer to just use the noble gas before it and write full orbitals.

Jasmine Emtage-1J
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Re: Using shorthand [Ar]  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jasmine Emtage-1J » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 pm

I believe we can use any of the noble gases in our shorthand. Hope that helps!

Ismail 1F
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Re: Using shorthand [Ar]

Postby Ismail 1F » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes, you can use that for shorthand. Any noble gas will work, as long as it is the closest one.

Samantha Draghi 1L
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Re: Using shorthand [Ar]

Postby Samantha Draghi 1L » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:51 pm

I think you can use any of the noble gases that come previous to the element you are describing.

Alexis Bravo 1D
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Re: Using shorthand [Ar]

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:29 pm

I think the closest noble gas would probably be best for the shorthand.


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