Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 5 - Electrons in Atoms - 5 Assessment: 79

Answer

a) Potassium, excited state, valence electron has been upgraded from 4s to 5p. b) Potassium, ground state, correct electron configuration. c) Impossible configuration because 3p orbitals cannot hold 7 electrons; their maximum number is 6 electrons.

Work Step by Step

a) Potassium, excited state, valence electron has been upgraded from 4s to 5p. b) Potassium, ground state, correct electron configuration. c) Impossible configuration because 3p orbitals cannot hold 7 electrons; their maximum number is 6 electrons.
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