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Final Review Giving off H+ to form cations

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:14 pm
by Patrick Wilson 2B
How can we tell where the H+ ion will come from (which orbital) for the following compounds?
Al and Cu?
key says 3d and 4s respectively but why?

Re: Final Review Giving off H+ to form cations  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:51 am
by Chem_Mod
You mean giving of e- (as in losing an electron) ....

Write out the ground state for the neutral atom.
Then remove the last (highest energy) e-.

See lecture notes. I did several examples in class.