Electron Configuration for cations

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Alexis Robles 2k
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Electron Configuration for cations

Postby Alexis Robles 2k » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:42 pm

So we remove the electrons from the highest level block in the normal element configuration?

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Re: Electron Configuration for cations

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:44 pm

Yes, you remove an electron from the highest energy level.

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Re: Electron Configuration for cations

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:46 pm

Yes you would remove electrons first from the highest energy level. p -> s -> d -> f

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Re: Electron Configuration for cations

Postby emaad_3H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:51 pm

The outermost (valence) electrons are typically the ones that do stuff. They're the ones that are involved in bonding and when electrons are removed, it is the outermost ones that are taken off of the atom. Because it is a cation, that means it lost an electron (the one with the highest energy level).


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