Superscript

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305174946
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Superscript

Postby 305174946 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:06 pm

Does the superscript in configurations (2s^2) correlate to how many electrons can be in that orbital?

MichelleTran 1I
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Re: Superscript

Postby MichelleTran 1I » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:25 pm

In electron configuration, a superscript indicates the number of electrons occupying each orbital. So in your example, it means two electrons are in the 2S orbital.

Karishma_1G
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Re: Superscript

Postby Karishma_1G » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Yes, like Michelle said above, a superscript indicates the number of electrons in that subshell.

Rehan Chinoy 1K
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Re: Superscript

Postby Rehan Chinoy 1K » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Yes exactly, in your example of the 2s^2 orbital, the superscript of 2 indicates that there can be 2 electrons in the 2s orbital.


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