Problem: Choose the ground state electron configuration for Ti 2+.a. [Ar]3d2b. [Ar]3d4c. [Ar]4s2d. [Ar]4s23d2e. [Ar]4s23d4

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We’re being asked to determine the ground-state electron configuration of a titanium ion (Ti2+)

Before we can do that, we have to first write the electron configuration of a neutral ground state Ti

You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Ti by locating the position in the periodic table.

Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Neutral Ti means it has no charge, meaning no electrons are removed or added in the atom.

You see in the above illustration of the periodic table that Ti is in Period 4 and d-block

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Choose the ground state electron configuration for Ti 2+.

a. [Ar]3d2

b. [Ar]3d4

c. [Ar]4s2

d. [Ar]4s23d2

e. [Ar]4s23d4

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