Electron Configuration

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eduardomorales5
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Electron Configuration

Postby eduardomorales5 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:47 pm

What exactly is the order that electrons fill up orbitals? With what atoms do we start using the d-orbital?

saigorijavolu2k
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:51 pm

The s shell fills up. Then the p shell fills up. Then d and f if they are applicable. The transition metals are where the d-orbital begins

Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:59 pm

The order of electrons that fill up orbitals are written as 1s, 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p, 4s, 3d, 4p, and so on.

Michelle Shin 4B
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:02 pm

You start using the d orbital after the 4s state since the 4s state is slightly lower energy than 3d.

Anna Chen 1K
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Anna Chen 1K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:10 pm

The order of filling orbitals is: 1s^2, 2s^2, 2p^6, 3s^2, 3p^6, 4s^2, 3d^10, 4p^6, and so on.

Jennifer Yang 3F
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:17 pm

The order goes like 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6 5s2 4d10 5p6 and so on.


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