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: 23.33

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a.Electronic configuration of Ce2+ is [Xe]5d1 4f1 Electronic configuration of Ce3+ is [Xe]4f1 Electronic configuration of Ce4+ is [Xe] b.Electronic configuration of Yb2+ is [Xe]4f14 Electronic configuration of Yb3+ is [Xe]4f13 Electronic configuration of Yb4+ is [Xe]4f12 c.Yb2+ has half filled subshell and Ce4+ has noble gas configuration.
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