Answer in General Chemistry for Thel #279484
April 21st, 2023
Determine the electronic configuration of potassium using spdf notation and orbital notation and identify if it is paramagnetic or diamagnetic
The full electron configuration of Potassium (K) is 1s22s22p63s23p64s1. The abbreviated form – [Ar]4s1 – means the electron configuration of Argon (Ar), plus one electron in the 4s orbital. Argon has 18 electrons. The one additional electron configuration completes the picture for 19 electrons of Potassium.