Problem: Which of the transition elements in the first transition series have anomalous electron configurations?

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We’re being asked to determine which of the transition elements in the first transition series have anomalous electron configurations.

 

This is because most transition metals are found in the d-orbital. 


Remember that according to Hund's rule, electron orbitals that are degenerate (same energy)are first half-filled before they are totally filled.

  • But, for certain cases the d-orbital is more stable when totally filled or half-filled


Recall that there are exceptions that exist for (anomalous) electron configurations for some transition metals.


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Which of the transition elements in the first transition series have anomalous electron configurations?

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