Electron Configuration

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AlyssaBei_1F
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Electron Configuration

Postby AlyssaBei_1F » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:13 am

In the 7th edition book, section 1.E #13 asks to write the ground state electron configuration for a) silver. Is the answer [Kr]4d^105s^1 an okay answer or do we need to draw it out?

JT Wechsler 2B
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby JT Wechsler 2B » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:08 am

Since there are so many electrons for this electron configuration I don't think that it will be necessary to draw out. Rather I believe what you did and what is written in the back of the textbook should be okay. I would ask your TA if this question comes up on the test.

Mayaal_Khan_4H
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Mayaal_Khan_4H » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:29 pm

Starting with the Nobel gas should be fine.

Erin Nash - 4G
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Erin Nash - 4G » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:14 pm

Writing using the inert gases is a short cut to make it easier to write out the electron configuration, since he taught it to us I'm assuming he would accept it as an answer.

Adam Vuilleumier 2K
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Adam Vuilleumier 2K » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:05 pm

The solutions manual does not include the Aufbau diagram for any of the answers, just the written form. And the use of noble gases in the shorthand is accepted by most chemists, so I'd assume that this is ok as well.

Anna O 2C
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Anna O 2C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:56 pm

^ Similarly to what was mentioned above, using the noble gases is fine just as we learned in lecture unless the question particularly requests for the full length version of such a configuration.


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