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vheah
 one year ago
Electron Configuration question:
How do you write the electron configuration if an Element has a charge? Example: V^5+
I heard that p and s blocks get taken off respectively before the d block. But how would it look like?
vheah
 one year ago
Electron Configuration question: How do you write the electron configuration if an Element has a charge? Example: V^5+ I heard that p and s blocks get taken off respectively before the d block. But how would it look like?

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aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you remove electrons that are higher in energy (e.g. 4s electrons before 3d electrons) so for vanadium, you have \(\sf [Ar]3d^34s^2\) you remove the 2 4s elctrons and the 3 3d electrons, leaving with you just the electronic configuration of Ar.

vheah
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks. So you remove s electrons and d next? What about the p electrons?

aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the 3p electrons would be next, but it's not really common for vanadium to lose some many electrons because it would take too much energy.

vheah
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay. I think I got it. Thanks!

aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2No problem. If you have another example you can post what you think the answer is and i can check it.

vheah
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let's say it's Ni2+ would the electron config be [Ar]3d^8 ?

vheah
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeeey. Thanks a lot. I think i got it now :)
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