Problem: Identify the element: An excited state of this element has the electron configuration 1s2 2s2 2p5 3s1.

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Total # of electrons from electron configuration = Atomic number (ground state) 


  • 1s2 2s2 2p5 3s→ # of e-'s = 2+2+5+1 = 10
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Identify the element: An excited state of this element has the electron configuration 1s2 2s2 2p5 3s1.

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