Question about electron configurations for multi electron atoms

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ShravanPatel2B
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Question about electron configurations for multi electron atoms

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:26 pm

I saw on an example online that for the electron configuration of some metals electrons are donated from the s block? I saw this specifically for silver and wanted to know how often this occurs and how much we should take this into consideration when doing our work.

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Ethan Lam 4A
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Re: Question about electron configurations for multi electron atoms

Postby Ethan Lam 4A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:02 pm

This is because that specific element is more stable if the s-orbital donates an electron to the d-orbital since it makes it more symmetric. Silver is an example of one of these elements. However, the only two exceptions you need to know are Copper and Chromium.

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Re: Question about electron configurations for multi electron atoms

Postby Maya Serota 3G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:07 pm

There is no way to figure this out on th spot — Dr. Lavelle said we just need to have those two exceptions memorized.


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