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Homework Help: Core Notation for Ag+1

  1. May 3, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    So originally Ag core notation should be -> Kr 5s1 4d10...
    but looking at it unchanged is -> Kr 5s2 4d9
    Does that mean if i take an electron away I take away all the electrons from 5s2 and put them into the 4d8 shell and have Kr 4d10?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. May 6, 2012 #2
    Yes. That way you have an empty 5s subshell and a full 4d subshell, which is energetically favorable compared to a half-full 5s and a partially-full 4d.
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