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Neutral element: Atomic number = # protons = # of electrons
s orbital → can hold a maximum of 2 electrons
p orbitals → can hold a maximum of 6 electrons
d orbitals → can hold maximum of 10 electrons
f orbitals → can hold maximum of 14 electrons
Electron configuration: [Ar]3d3
Total electrons in cation = 18 + 3 = 21
Total electrons of neutral element = 21 + (2) = 23
Name the element described in the following: Forms 2+ ion with electron configuration [Ar] 3d3.
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