The Electron Configuration: Condensed Video Lessons

Video Thumbnail

Concept:

Problem: What is the electron configuration for a tin (Sn- #50) atom?a. [Kr] 5s25p2b. [Kr] 5d105s25p2c. [Kr] 4d105p4d. [Kr] 4d105s25p2e. [Kr] 4d104s24p2

FREE Expert Solution
89% (204 ratings)
FREE Expert Solution

Identify the position of Sn in the periodic table and use it as a guide to determine the electron configuration of neutral Sn

Before we can do that, we have to first write the electron configuration of a neutral ground state Tin (Sn).

Determine the ground-state electron configuration of Tin (Sn) by locating the position Sn in the periodic table.

Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Neutral Sn 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 Sn is in Period 5, Group 4A, and p-block

89% (204 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

What is the electron configuration for a tin (Sn- #50) atom?

a. [Kr] 5s25p2

b. [Kr] 5d105s25p2

c. [Kr] 4d105p4

d. [Kr] 4d105s25p2

e. [Kr] 4d104s24p2

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the The Electron Configuration: Condensed concept. You can view video lessons to learn The Electron Configuration: Condensed. Or if you need more The Electron Configuration: Condensed practice, you can also practice The Electron Configuration: Condensed practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofWhat is the electron configuration for a tin (Sn- #50) atom?...as medium difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Chemistry tutor, Shreya took 2 minutes and 3 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Fakhreddine's class at TEXAS.