We’re being asked to show the electron configuration of vanadium and its 3+ ion to show why they are paramagnetic
Recall that for:
• diamagnetic: all of the electrons are paired
• paramagnetic: at least one electron is unpaired
To do so, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the shorthand e– config. of the neutral element.
Step 2: Determine the e– config. of the ion.
Step 3: Draw the orbital diagram for the outermost sublevel and determine if the ion is diamagnetic or paramagnetic
Note that for a neutral element, Atomic Number = # of protons = # of electrons.
Both vanadium and its 3+ ion are paramagnetic.
Use electron configurations to explain why vanadium and its 3 + ion are paramagnetic.
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