2.51 6th Edition

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Matthew D 3F
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2.51 6th Edition

Postby Matthew D 3F » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:09 pm

How many unpaired electrons are predicted for the ground-state configuration of each of the following atoms:
(a) Bi; (b) Si; (c) Ta; (d) Ni?

What exactly is the question being asked here- is it just all the odd electrons in the outer p-shell?

Danny Zhang 4L
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Re: 2.51 6th Edition

Postby Danny Zhang 4L » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:16 pm

For Bi and Si, you are finding the odd number of electrons in the p orbitals. However, for Ta and Ni, you are finding the odd number of electrons in the d orbitals


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