Problem: What is the electron configuration of the gallium ion?

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  • Figure out the ground state configuration of Ga and determine the possible ion form for Ga by adding or removing electrons from it.
  • You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Gallium (Ga) by referring to the periodic table and locating the position of Ga in the periodic table.

Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Ga has no charge which means that no electrons are removed or added in the atom.

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What is the electron configuration of the gallium ion?

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