Electron Configuration

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605379296
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Electron Configuration

Postby 605379296 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:09 pm

If there's a charge on an element, do we always try to move the electrons to complete an orbital or at least make it a half-filled orbital?

Max Madrzyk Dis 4G
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Max Madrzyk Dis 4G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:13 pm

Yes, I think the most stable form of an electron is when it has no charge so you will always try and recreate that state for the element or get as close as possible.

Bryce Barbee
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:24 pm

I also believe that the way to do it is to get the charge closest to zero so that it is stable.

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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby TarynD_1I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:32 pm

Yes, because a half filled or a completely filled configuration is more stable than a partially filled.

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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby KHowe_1D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:55 pm

Yes you should always try to have a half-filled or completely full orbital because it is more stable.

Kaylee Clarke 1G
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:50 pm

yes.. also just to note the electron configuration of chromium and copper are exceptions to the regular configuration. Chromium is [Ar]3d^54s^1 and Copper is [Ar]3d^104s^1

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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Adelpha Chan 1B » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:30 am

605379296 wrote:If there's a charge on an element, do we always try to move the electrons to complete an orbital or at least make it a half-filled orbital?


The main goal is to lose/gain electrons in order to result in a full valence shell. The half filled orbital and s1 orbital applies only to the metals that are exceptions. But overall, atoms tend to try to obtain full and half filled orbitals as they are the most stable state

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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Kelsey Ash 1D » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:37 am

Yes because you always want to show the most stable structure and half filled shells are more stable.


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