anonymous
  • anonymous
Please help (: What Argon atom has the following orbital-filling diagram (Figure 1) ?
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chestercat
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Here is the diagram
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chmvijay
  • chmvijay
its p block element it should have completely filled p orbits by electrons
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's what I thought, but its an actual question, which atom has that orbital filling diagram... Anyone?

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aaronq
  • aaronq
It's not an argon atom [Ar] is short notation for: \(1s^22s^22p^63s^23p^6\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh.... yikes. then what is it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
potassium?
aaronq
  • aaronq
look at the electron count. It has 1 electron in the \(4p_x\) orbital, so it must be in the p block (in period 4).
anonymous
  • anonymous
wow... yup. Looks like it was Gallium. Maybe I should have read the textbook first? Ha ha Thanks guys
aaronq
  • aaronq
It is gallium. That would be a good idea. lol

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