The Electron Configuration of Cd2+

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My question is in regards to Cd2+ and its electron configuration. In its neutral state the configuration is [Kr]4d^10 5s^2. What is it in its 2+ state?


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The answer is either [Kr] 4d^8 5s^2 or [Kr] 4d^10 5s^0

The difference between these two is taking it from the 5s level and the 4d level. Which one would you take it from?
 

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How do you think, which ones have lower energy and are easier to remove?
 

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