General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 8 - Electron Configurations and Periodicity - Questions and Problems - Page 330: 8.35


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We know that a filled orbital is a stable configuration of an atom. An element having five electrons will have to lose two electrons in the second orbital to form a cation having a positive two charge.
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