Losing Electrons

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Manya Kidambi 3I
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Losing Electrons

Postby Manya Kidambi 3I » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:17 pm

When forming ions, do atoms first lose electrons from the 4p or 3d subshell? This is assuming 2 electrons have already been lost from the 4s subshell.

Rithana Srikanth 3L
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Re: Losing Electrons

Postby Rithana Srikanth 3L » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:20 pm

They would lose electrons from 4p first, because the 4 shell is farther from the nucleus than the 3 shell, and the outermost electrons get removed first.

Karina Koo 2H
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Re: Losing Electrons

Postby Karina Koo 2H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:12 pm

4p because it has more energy than 3d as seen by their n.


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