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Homework Problem 3.19

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:40 pm
by Krista Mercado 1B
Give the ground-state electron configuration and number of unpaired electrons expected for each of the following ions:
(a) Sb3
(b) Sn4
How do you find the number of unpaired electrons?

Re: Homework Problem 3.19

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:03 am
by Mahir_Hasan2C
We use the electron configuration. We would adjust this due to the charge. Then we draw the spins of the electrons.

Re: Homework Problem 3.19

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:35 am
by Alma Carrera 3C
Using the valence electrons, fill out the outermost shell by following Hund's Rule, which says to fill in 1 electron in each orbital first and then start pairing them once each orbital 1 electron. Then you can see how many electrons remain unpaired.