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Postby sharonvivianv » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:20 pm

Does anyone know why the electron configuration of Palladium is [Kr] 4d^10 and not [Kr] 4d^8 5s^2?

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Re: Palladium

Postby Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:28 pm

This is because full d orbitals are much more stable than partially filled d orbitals. At such a high energy level electrons can jump from one orbital to another easily.

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