Problem: Ag has an anomalous electron configuration. Write the observed electron configuration of Ag. Express your answer in complete form in order of increasing orbital energy. For example, 1s22s2 should be entered as 1s^22s^2.

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  • In a neutral atom:

Atomic number = # of protons = # of electrons
 Ag: atomic number = 47 
 47 protons & 47 electrons

  • Distribute electrons in the atomic orbitals:

s orbital  can hold a maximum of 2 electrons
p orbitals 
→ can hold a maximum of 6 electrons
d orbitals 
→ can hold a maximum of 10 electrons

  • Fill up the orbitals with electrons:

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Ag has an anomalous electron configuration. Write the observed electron configuration of Ag. Express your answer in complete form in order of increasing orbital energy. For example, 1s22s2 should be entered as 1s^22s^2.

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