Answer to Question #197104 in General Chemistry for Moe

Question #197104

How many filled p-orbitals are there in a Ne atom?

A. 0

B. 1

C. 6

D. 3

E. 2


1
Expert's answer
2021-05-26T07:07:30-0400

Ne (Z = 10) is a neutral atom that has 10 electrons that will fill the orbitals according to the 'Aufbau principle' and by using the knowledge that (for the hydrogen atom) the energy of the orbitals increases as follows:


1s < 2s = 2p < 3s = 3p = 3d < 4s ...


Then when we analyze the electron configuration for Ne, we find that is 1s2 2s2 2p6, which means that only one p-orbital is filled with electrons.


In conclusion, answer B (1) is the correct one.


Reference:

  • Chang, R. (2010). Chemistry. McGraw-Hill, New York.

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be the first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

LATEST TUTORIALS
New on Blog
APPROVED BY CLIENTS