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Electron Configurations?
« on: July 10, 2021, 05:55:57 PM »
So i understand the theory behind shells, subshells and orbitals, and how there are s,p,d,f orbitals with the energy the electrons need to access them increasing in that order.

At the moment i know: In the 1st group, hydrogen is 1s¹ and helium is 1s².

The 2nd group all have 1s² plus up to one 2s orbital and three 2p orbitals. (This means the 2nd group has 8 electron spaces because one orbital can only allow 2 electrons.)

I know the 3rd group has the same orbitals as the 2nd group plus a d orbital and that it can allow 10 electrons. That's about it though.

That is probably really hard to understand in the way I phrased it, but I tried.

I did find a method to calculate the electron configuration relatively easily (https://drive.google.com/file/d/14BlJf7WLCzHpltrmHPm_MIDFcgfDY74F/view?usp=sharing) without needing any of this, but I really don't want to hide behind a methord and not understand what's happening

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Re: Electron Configurations?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2021, 11:44:10 PM »
Answered your post in the p-chem forum. Please don't cross-post.
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Re: Electron Configurations?
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