Let’s first determine the electron configuration of a neutral palladium atom.
You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Palladium (Pd) by locating the position Pd in the periodic table.
Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in an excited state). Neutral Palladium means it has no charge, meaning no electrons are removed or added in the atom.
You can see in the above illustration of the periodic table that Pd is in Period 5 and d-block.
Write electron configurations for the following ions.
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