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

• scarecrow
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.
scarecrow
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?

There's no atom with 3d^4 configuration. So what's the point in thinking about one ?

Daniel.

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

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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