We’re being asked to write the electron configuration of V3+
Before we can do that, let’s first determine the total number of electrons in a neutral vanadium atom by writing its electron configuration.
We will do the following steps to solve the problem:
Step 1: Determine the total number of electrons in neutral vanadium
Step 2: Determine the electron configuration of neutral vanadium
Step 3: Determine the electron configuration of V3+
Both vanadium and its 3+ ion are paramagnetic.
Write the electron configuration of V3+.
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