HW 3.19  [ENDORSED]

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HW 3.19

Postby 904571591 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:38 pm

For 3.19, how to know there is unpaired electrons or not?

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Re: HW 3.19

Postby 504754253 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:53 pm

it is easy when calculating the electron configuration. hope this helps !

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Re: HW 3.19

Postby 104922499 1F » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:35 pm

To figure out if there is an unpaired electron, write out the electron configuration and/or orbital diagram.

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Re: HW 3.19

Postby Jasmine Botello 2F » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:04 pm

When it is asking for electron pairs it is always helpful to draw out the orbital diagram so that you have a visual representation of it. Remember Pauli's rule and Hund's rule.

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Re: HW 3.19  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:07 pm

These are all correct. When you draw out the orbital diagram, you can see whether they have unpaired electrons based on whether there are two electrons in each orbital. If there are two electrons of opposite spin, these are called paired electrons. If there is no other electron in that orbital, it is referred to as unpaired.


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