Problem: a) Give the ground-state electron configuration for silicon (Si).b) Give the actual ground-state electron configuration for copper (Cu).

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  • Silicon has atomic number of 14. Atomic number is equal to the # of proton and at ground state, it is also equal to the # of electron

  • Si at ground state has 14 electrons

  • Using the periodic table as guide, Si will appear as:

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a) Give the ground-state electron configuration for silicon (Si).

b) Give the actual ground-state electron configuration for copper (Cu).

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