Shorthand Notation

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Shorthand Notation

Postby Alexis Robles 2k » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:14 pm

For the midterm and future test, do you think we can write the electron configuration in the shorthand notation or do we have to write the whole thing?

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Re: Shorthand Notation

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 pm

I think he will ask of the whole thing from us since that is how my TA is having us practice writing the electron configurations.

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Re: Shorthand Notation

Postby Wendy 1E » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:25 pm

I believe that for most electron configurations, we will have to write the entire configuration. However, if an element has an excessively long electron configuration, such as Strontium, we most likely will be able to use the shorthand notation.

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Re: Shorthand Notation

Postby PGao_1B » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:45 pm

For both the midterm and future tests, we should write the whole electron configuration instead of the shorthand notation because not only will you be more safe than sorry, you will gain better understanding of how to write electron configurations accurately.

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Re: Shorthand Notation

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:05 pm

My TA let us write the short form of the electron configuration so I believe this is something one of the mods can clarify. Either way its good to know how to do the whole thing.

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