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What is the atom for the electron configuration [Ne]3s1 3p1?
is it Mg or Ne? and just to make sure,, this is an excited state right?
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What is the atom for the electron configuration [Ne]3s1 3p1? is it Mg or Ne? and just to make sure,, this is an excited state right?
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ranyai12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can u please explain?
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Rosie123Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@eseidl please help on my question
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yeah. Ok your electron "orbital" filling rules are 1s,2s,2p,3s,3p...
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
s orbitals can take 2 electrons max. P orbitals can take 6.
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
We fill 3s BEFORE 3p. Since 3s only has one electron in the s orbital, but also has one in the p orbital, it is an excited state.
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ranyai12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh it it because itll give it an extra electron?
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Now why is it Mg...well, Mg is atomic number 12. So, the neutral atom has 12 electrons. We get: \[1s^2,2s^2,2p^63s^2\]for the neutral atom. But if we exited the atom, bumping 1 electron into the 3p orbital, we have a (slightly) excited Mg atom.
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
well, Ne has 11 electrons. We get:\[1s^2,2s^2,2p^63s^1\]Not enough electrons to be Ne
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
It could be an exited state of \[Ne^{2}\] though....
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eseidlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
But yeah, I think that narrows it down for you :)
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