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Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:05 pm
by Brandon Tao 1K
If we can add an electron 4s^2 then when we need to remove do we also remove from the same orbital?

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:08 pm
by RasikaObla_4I
Yes, I believe so because you remove electrons from the farthest orbital usually.

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 pm
by Shimei_2F
Usually, you remove electrons from the farthest orbital so yes, you do.

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:20 pm
by Maeve Miller 1A
Yes, you would because you need to remove electrons from the farthest orbital/valence shell.

Re: Orbitals

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

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:04 am
by BryantChung_4B
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.

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:59 pm
by 805097738
yes, you remove an electron from the highest energy shell

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:37 pm
by Justin Ko 4C
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

Re: Orbitals

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:31 pm
by simmoneokamoto3K
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
by Max Madrzyk Dis 4G
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.