How to write P and D Orbitals

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Tiffany_Cacy_3D
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How to write P and D Orbitals

Postby Tiffany_Cacy_3D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:46 pm

So when you're writing out the electron configuration for an element such as Bromine would you write this as or would you switch the 3d^{10} and 4s^{2} orbitals. I am not sure when to write the d orbital before the s or if I should always write it this way.

Blake Salfer 1B
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Re: How to write P and D Orbitals

Postby Blake Salfer 1B » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm

This is the correct way to write it because the 4s orbital has higher energy than the 3d orbital it should be written after.


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