We’re being asked to indicate which of Pauli exclusion principle and Aufbau principle is violated in [Xe]6s25d4:
Before we can do that, we have to determine the element corresponding to the given noble gas/ condensed electron configuration.
Recall that we can shorten the electron configuration by including the nearest noble gas.
The following do not represent valid ground-state electron configurations for an atom either because they violate the Pauli exclusion principle or because orbitals are not filled in order of increasing energy. Indicate which of these two principles is violated in each example.
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