Chemistry (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Electrons in Atoms - 5 Assessment: 80

Answer

Electrons occupy equal energy orbitals singly before beginning to pair up, because according to Hund's rule the most stable arrangement of electrons occurs when electrons with the same spin is as large as possible.

Work Step by Step

Electrons occupy equal energy orbitals singly before beginning to pair up, because according to Hund's rule the most stable arrangement of electrons occurs when electrons with the same spin is as large as possible.
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