How to do e- configuration shorthand?

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Aidan Ryan 1B
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How to do e- configuration shorthand?

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:29 pm

When given an ion such as Tl^3+, how do you do shorthand electron configuration for this considering it would have the same e- count as Xe. Do you just put [Xe] or do you do you start at [Kr]?

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Re: How to do e- configuration shorthand?

Postby Kristen Kim 2K » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:51 pm

You would use [Xe], since that is the preceding inert gas in relation to Tl.

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Re: How to do e- configuration shorthand?

Postby 705192887 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:53 pm

You would just use [Xe] since it has the same electron configuration as that noble gas. No need to go backwards to [Kr].

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Re: How to do e- configuration shorthand?

Postby Jasmine Chow 1F » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:46 pm

You would only need to put [Xe] for the shorthand way as it is the closest Nobel gas.


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