Writing the electron configuration of an atom or atomic ion with s and p electrons only

Writing the electron configuration of an atom or atomic ion with s and p electrons only

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Writing the electron configuration of an atom or atomic ion with s and p electrons only Problem: write the electron configuration for an oxygen anion with a charge of -2 1. Count the total number of electrons in the atom or ion 2. Assign electrons to subshells, starting with the lowest energy 1s subshell, and then continuing to higher energy shells
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Unformatted text preview: 1. For elements in Periods 1 to 5, fill each subshell before you move to the next 1. Use the n+1 rules or the periodic table to decide the order in which subshells are filled a. 1. 1s 2 2s 2 2p 6 3s 2 3p 6 4s 2 3d 10 4p 6 5s 2 2. s holds 2, p holds 6, d holds 10, f holds 14, g holds 18...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course CHEM 152 taught by Professor Chiu during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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