We’re being asked to identify the element and enter its ground-state condensed electron configuration. The given electron configuration is in its excited state:
Recall that an excited state can be identified by:
• electron that has skipped orbitals
• orbitals that are not completely filled and the next one is already filled
The orbitals can contain a maximum number of electrons:
The following electron configurations represent excited states. Identify the element and enter its ground-state condensed electron configuration.
[Ar] 4s1 3d10 4p2 5p1
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