Ground State Electron Configuration (Textbook: 2A.3 #d)

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Ground State Electron Configuration (Textbook: 2A.3 #d)

Postby Alessia Renna 1D » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:40 pm

What would the ground state electron configuration for Ge2+ be?

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Re: Ground State Electron Configuration (Textbook: 24.3 #d)

Postby Stuti Pradhan 2J » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:44 pm

The ground state for Ge is Ge:[Ar]3d10 4s2 4p2, so for Ge2+, it would be Ge2+:[Ar]3d10 4s2, since two electrons are removed. The electrons must be removed from the highest energy shell, which is why they are removed from the 4p orbitals.

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