Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 23 - Problems: 23.3

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

The rule concerning the order in which electrons are removed from a transition metal atom to form an ion is that electrons with highest n value are removed first, then (n-1)d electron is removed.For example in V , elctronic configuration [Ar]4s2 3d2, first 4s electron is removed then 3d electron is removed.To study electronic configuration of atoms, magnetic properties and ionization energies are studied
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