Electron Configurations Exceptions

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Electron Configurations Exceptions

Postby FizaBaloch1J » Sat May 05, 2018 7:04 pm

What are all of the electron configuration exceptions we need to be familiar with?

Cu, Cr, and Ag? Are there anymore?

Also, I'm still a little confused on how to do these exceptions, do we just memorize the way they are supposed to be written?

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Re: Electron Configurations Exceptions

Postby Luis Avalos 1D » Sat May 05, 2018 8:21 pm

I think molybdenum is part of this list as well, and you just need to remember that those elements will take an e- from the s shell to fill the d shells (singly for Mo and Cr, and doubly for Cu and Ag).

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Re: Electron Configurations Exceptions

Postby Jade Corpus-Sapida 1G » Sat May 05, 2018 11:54 pm

I think in class, Professor Lavelle mentioned that we would only be focusing on the first row of the d-block. So it would just be the Copper and Chromium exceptions.

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Re: Electron Configurations Exceptions

Postby Ellie Tsang 1I » Sun May 06, 2018 12:35 am

Just remember that a subshell is more stable if it is half full or full. Thus, 3d^4 becomes 3d^5 and 3d^9 becomes 3d^10.

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