Problem: For an He+ ion, do the 2s and 2p orbitals have the same energy? If we add one electron to form the He atom, would your answer change?

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He:

atomic number = 2

# of electrons = 2


He+ → lost 1 electrons

# of electrons = 1


For an atom/ion with single electron only:

interaction: attraction of the electron to the nucleus only

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For an He+ ion, do the 2s and 2p orbitals have the same energy? If we add one electron to form the He atom, would your answer change?

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