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### Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:05 pm
If we can add an electron 4s^2 then when we need to remove do we also remove from the same orbital?

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Yes, I believe so because you remove electrons from the farthest orbital usually.

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Usually, you remove electrons from the farthest orbital so yes, you do.

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Yes, you would because you need to remove electrons from the farthest orbital/valence shell.

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Yes because what comes before it is 3d10 and because 4s2 is in n=4 you remove from t first.

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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:04 am
Yes, it might be confusing because 3d comes before it and d is higher energy, but you can just think of the highest shell (n = ...) as the outer layer to take electrons from.

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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:59 pm
yes, you remove an electron from the highest energy shell

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Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Yes, because you remove electrons from the farthest orbital because the further away an electron is from the nucleus, the easier it is to remove

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Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Yes, because you remove the electron from the highest orbital, the s orbital would be where you remove the electron first.

### Re: Orbitals

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:04 pm
Yeah you would remove the electron from the farthest orbital because it is the farthest distance from the positively charged nucleus and therefore is easiest to remove.