Posted by danny123 on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 3:21pm.
An atom contains a total of 29 electrons. When the atom is in the ground state how many principle energy levels will contain electrons?
How do you figure this out?
Chemistry - DrBob222, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 6:55pm
Remember how the orbitals fill.
3s 3p 4s
3d 4p etc.
You can have 2 s electrons, 6p electrons, and 10 d electrons.
So let's add them up.
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s1
which gives you 29 electrons; therefore, 4 is the highest principal quantum number.
Chemistry - danny123, Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:04am
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