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Homework Help: Potassium (chem)

Posted by Kimora on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 4:47pm.

Confirm that the experimentally observed electronic configuration of K, 1s22s22p63s23p64s1 is energetically more stable than the configuration 1s22s22p63s23p63d1.

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i know that it is energetically more stable for the electron to occupy the 4s orbital than the 3d.. but why?

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