## Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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# Chapter 8 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 372: Q4

#### Answer

The correct answer is (d).

#### Work Step by Step

Vanadium has 23 electrons, which is 5 more than Argon. So first the configuration of Argon is completed, then 2 electrons go to the $4s$ orbital, and the remaining 3 electrons go to the $3d$ orbital. Following Pauli's exclusion principle, one electron each fills up in the $3d$ orbital sequentially. This is depicted in option (d).

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