What is the correct electron configuration for Ni?

1 Answer
Nov 18, 2017

Answer:

Well, for nickel, #Z=28.......#

Explanation:

And no jiggery pokery interferes with the normal #"aufbau"# assignment....(mind you I read recently there is some dispute...and that it is a bit like copper)...

#1s^(2)2s^(2)2p^(6)3s^(2)3p^(6)4s^(2)3d^8#...

And of course for #Ni^(2+)# we gots....

#1s^(2)2s^(2)2p^(6)3s^(2)3p^(6)3d^8#...