Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 7 The Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends - Study Questions - Page 281d: 58


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a,b) Outermost shell is 4, fourth period 5 electrons past the noble gas core: group 5 It's Vanadium, V c) Transition metal, it's in the d-block. d) 3 unpaired electrons, it's paramagnetic. e) $(n, \ell, m_\ell, m_s)$ sets from left to right: (3,2,-2,-1/2),(3,2,-1,-1/2), (3,2,0,-1/2), (4,0,0,-1/2), (4,0,0,+1/2). f) It loses the two 4s electrons and remains paramagnetic with three unpaired electrons. $[Ar]\ 3d^3$
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