Problem: 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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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.


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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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