Select the correct electron configurations from the list below. You can refer to the periodic table for atomic numbers.
A) The electron configuration of S2− is [Ne]3s23p6.
B) The electron configuration of Ni is [Ar]4s23d8.
C) The electron configuration of C is [He]2s22p2
D) The electron configuration of Au+ is [Xe]4f145d96s1
E) The electron configuration of K is [Ar]4s03d1.
To use electron configuration to explain magnetic behavior. An important property that results from the electron configuration of an atom or an ion is behavior in the presence of an external magnetic field. Due to the random orientations of electron spins most materials have no permanent magnetic effect without an external magnetic field.
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