Help on 3.13

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Amanda Cardenas 1J
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Help on 3.13

Postby Amanda Cardenas 1J » Wed May 23, 2018 10:13 pm

I need help on parts a and b for 3.13. Any help is appreciated.
3.13: For each of the following ground-state atoms, predict the type of orbital from which an electron will need to be removed to form the +1 ions:
a) Zn
b) Cl

Alexander Hari 1L
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Re: Help on 3.13

Postby Alexander Hari 1L » Thu May 24, 2018 12:18 pm

If you look at the periodic table and locate Zinc we can see it has an electron configuration of [Ar] 3d10 4s2. If you want to make a +1 ion of Zn, you must remove one electron from this element. You can just take away one electron from the 4s block because it is the outermost shell. Also, you wouldn't want to take away from the 3d orbital since it has a full shell and it likes to stay that way. As for Cl, same thing applies, its outermost shell is 3p5 so take away an electron in the 3p orbital to make it 3p4.
a) 4s
b) 3p

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