Problem: How many 3d electrons does the manganese(II) ion, Mn2+, have?

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We are asked to determine the number of 3d electrons present in the Manganese (II) ion, Mn2+. 


To do this we shall first write the electron configuration.

You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Manganese (Mn) by referring to the periodic table and locating the position of Mn in the periodic table.

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

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How many 3d electrons does the manganese(II) ion, Mn2+, have?

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