Is there a Formula for Determining States of 3d^4 Configuration?

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In summary, the conversation discussed the possibility of a 3d^4 configuration and the number of potential spin states. It was determined that there is no atom with this configuration and the conversation also touched on the concept of closed shells.
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a 3d^4 configuration? I made a table filling out the possible spin states, but it seems like there's infinite permutations.. I know that's not possible but it's taking too long.

Is there a formula to find this out?
 
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There's no atom with 3d^4 configuration. So what's the point in thinking about one ?

Daniel.
 
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I'm neglecting closed shells, so therefore a 3d^4 atom does exist.

Anyways...I figured it out...there's (1/4!)(10*9*8*7) = 210 spin states.

Electron 1 has 10 possible states
Electron 2 has 9
Electron 3 has 8
Electron 4 has 7
 
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scarecrow said:
I'm neglecting closed shells, so therefore a 3d^4 atom does exist.
No, dexter is still right. Or else, you should be able to name the element with the 3d^4 configuration.
 

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