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Electron Configurations and f orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:29 pm
by 704578485
I am studying for Wednesday's midterm by looking through a workbook of the past 10 midterms of Dr. Lavelle's class. I encountered one or two electron configuration questions in the earlier exams that involved atoms at the n=5 level and containing f orbitals. However, I know some of the rules we learned are different when you get to those energy levels and I remember in lecture Dr. Lavelle said we will not be dealing with those elements. Is there a chance it could show up on the midterm? If so what are the additional rules we would need to know?

Re: Electron Configurations and f orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:02 pm
by Chem_Mod
Because Dr. Lavelle said in lecture that you would not be dealing with those levels, I would not worry about those.