Problem: Given the valence electron orbital level diagram and the description, identify the atom in an excited state (assume two electrons occupy the 1s orbital):

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We’re being asked to determine identify the atom in an excited state based on the given orbital diagram:



(assume two electrons occupy the 1s orbital)


Recall that: 

s–subshell can hold a maximum of 2 electrons

p–subshell can hold a maximum of 6 electrons

d–subshell can hold a maximum of 10 electrons


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Given the valence electron orbital level diagram and the description, identify the atom in an excited state (assume two electrons occupy the 1s orbital):


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