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Postby Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K » Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm

Just wanting to make sure..

When we are given a problem such as....

Write the electron configurations of (a)the copper (I) ion and (b) the copper(II) ion does "copper (I)" signify that are asking for the configuration of Cu+? and "copper (II)" Cu2+?

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Re: Configurations

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 pm

That is correct, the roman numerals represent the oxidation state, aka the charge, on the metal. So yes the copper (I) is Cu+ and copper (II) is Cu2+.

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