Problem: Palladium (Pd; Z = 46) is diamagnetic. Draw partial orbital diagrams to show which of the following electron configurations is consistent with this fact:(a) [Kr] 5s24d8               (b) [Kr] 4d  10               (c) [Kr] 5s 14d9

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diamagnetic: all of the electrons are paired


a. [Kr] 5s2 4d8


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b. [Kr] 4d10


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Palladium (Pd; Z = 46) is diamagnetic. Draw partial orbital diagrams to show which of the following electron configurations is consistent with this fact:

(a) [Kr] 5s24d8               (b) [Kr] 4d  10               (c) [Kr] 5s 14d9

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