Special Case Electron Configuration

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Ada Chung 1C
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Special Case Electron Configuration

Postby Ada Chung 1C » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:49 pm

I know that Dr. Lavelle talked about copper, silver, and chromium having special cases in electron configurations but I was wondering if we needed to know any of the other special configurations that he did not mention like gold and palladium.

Aayush Patel 3B
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Re: Special Case Electron Configuration

Postby Aayush Patel 3B » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:55 pm

It would probably be helpful to know other exceptions in the periodic table. For example gold would be {Xe} 4f14, 5d10, 6s1. But, Professor Lavelle also mentioned that we would primarily be focusing on s, p, d orbitals. Those exceptions that you mentioned earlier are probably the main ones that we would need to know.

Siddiq 1E
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Re: Special Case Electron Configuration

Postby Siddiq 1E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:54 pm

So for these we would have to just memorize the exceptions to the rules, correct?

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