Beginning the F orbital for electron configurations

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HoganFenster2E
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Beginning the F orbital for electron configurations

Postby HoganFenster2E » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:34 pm

The course reader does not seem to go into detail for the F-orbital so do we need to know the configurations of atoms lower in the D block with F-orbitals? There seems to be more exceptions (similar to Chromium and Copper maybe) as you move further down in the periodic table. If so, when does the f-orbital begin and how does it fill?

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Re: Beginning the F orbital for electron configurations

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:45 pm

For tests and quizzes, you will only need to know electron configurations of any of the s and p blocks and the first row of the d block.

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Re: Beginning the F orbital for electron configurations

Postby Julia Kim 1D » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:50 pm

The f block starts in row 6, after Barium, and starts with the 4f orbital in the Lanthanoids.


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