Problem: Do Cr3+ and V2+ have the same or different electron configurations?

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We’re being asked if Cr3+ and V2+ have the same or different electron configurations


Before we can do that, we have to first write the electron configuration of a neutral ground state for both vanadium (V) and chromium (Cr). 


You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Vanadium (V) and Chromium (Cr) by locating the position of V and Cr in the periodic table.

Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). 


You see in the above illustration of the periodic table that V is in Period 4 and d-block and Cr is in Period 4 and d-block.

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Do Cr3+ and V2+ have the same or different electron configurations?

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