We’re being asked to determine total number of electrons in a 31Ga3+ ion.
Before we can do that, let’s first determine the total number of electrons in a neutral gallium atom by writing its electron configuration.
You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Gallium (Ga) by locating the position Ga in the periodic table.
Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Neutral neon means it has no charge, meaning no electrons are removed or added in the atom.
You can see in the above illustration of the periodic table that Ne is in Period 4, Group 3A, and p-block.
How many electrons does a stable gallium, 31Ga3+, ion have?
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: Ions concept. You can view video lessons to learn The Electron Configuration: Ions. Or if you need more The Electron Configuration: Ions practice, you can also practice The Electron Configuration: Ions practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofHow many electrons does a stable gallium, 31Ga3+, ion have?...as low difficulty.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Chen's class at UCF.