What is the ground-state electron configuration of a neutral atom of manganese?
Answer to question 1
Write The Ground-State Electron Configuration For A Neutral Atom Of Each Element: Manganese Manganese O R Chromium
Answer to question 2
The ground-state electron configuration of a neutral atom of manganese is 1s2, 2s2, 2p6, 3s2, 3p6, 4s2, 3d5.
To find the ground-state electron configuration, we first need to find the number of electrons in the atom. As manganese has an atomic number of 25, it will have 25 protons in the nucleus. A neutral atom will have the same number of electrons as it has protons, giving us 25 electrons to place.
The chart below illustrates an easy way to visualise the order in which we fill sublevels. However, if the image does not show, the pattern is 1s, 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p, 4s, 3d, 4p, 5s, 4d, 5p, 6s, 4f, 5d, 6p, 7s, 5f, 6d, 7p, 6f, 7d, 7f.
Order of filling electron shell sublevels
Answer to question 3