Electron configuration for P^3-  [ENDORSED]

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Electron configuration for P^3-

Postby Husnia Safi - 1K » Fri May 04, 2018 11:51 pm

I understand if for something like P^3+ you would need to remove three electrons from the configuration of neutral P, but what do you do when it is P^3- instead of P^3+?

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Re: Electron configuration for P^3-  [ENDORSED]

Postby annie_finneran_1K » Sat May 05, 2018 8:28 am

add 3 electrons to the outermost shell of the neutral ground state configuration

Luis Torres 1C
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Re: Electron configuration for P^3-

Postby Luis Torres 1C » Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 pm

You would simply add three electrons to the next available orbitals. Adding the three electrons gives the atom an overall 3- charge.


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