Configuration question

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Bogdan-Andrei Bagdasar 1A
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Configuration question

Postby Bogdan-Andrei Bagdasar 1A » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:17 pm

Is the configuration of Mn +1 ion
[Ar] 4s2 3d4 or [Ar] 4s1 3d5
Which is more stable?

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Re: Configuration question

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:25 pm

Generally manganese will not be in the +1 oxidation state. Due to the order in which electrons would be removed, I would predict the second option is more stable. However, you would only be able to tell by experimental data.

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