Chemistry
Atoms and Atomic Structure

What is the orbital notation for gold?

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12/16/2007

electron configuration: 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6 5s2 4d10 5p6 6s2 4f14 5d9 Orbital Notation:[^v] [^v] [^v][^v][^v] [^v] [^v][^v][^v] [^v] [^v][^v][^v][^v][^v] [^v][^v][^v] [^v] [^v][^v][^v][^v][^v] [^v][^v][^v] [^v] [^v][^v][^v][^v][^v][^v][^v] [^v][^v][^v][^v][^ ] * The '^' represents an up arrow (denoting the spin of one electron) and the 'v' represents a down arrow (denoting the opposite spin of another electron). * The s orbitals have one set of arrows (ex. [^v]). The p orbitals have 3 sets of arrows (ex. [^v][^v][^v]). The d orbitals have five sets of arrows (ex. [^v][^v][^v][^v][^v]). The f orbitals have seven sets of arrows (ex. [^v][^v][^v][^v][^v][^v][^v])