Problem: Identify the element: An excited state of this element has the electron configuration [Kr] 5s2 4d65p2 6s1.

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Excited state – electron jumps to a higher energy orbital


Orbital diagram for given electron configuration:

  • 4d, 5p orbitals, not yet filled  but, an electron jumps to 6s
    • s-orbital → max of 2 e-
    • p-orbital → max of 6 e-
    • d-orbital → max of 10 e-
    • f-orbital → max of 14 e-



Recall that:

  • # electrons = atomic # in ground state
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Identify the element: An excited state of this element has the electron configuration [Kr] 5s4d65p6s1.

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