What is the electron configuration of Li+?

1 Answer
Mar 18, 2018

Answer:

The parent lithium atom has #Z=3#..

Explanation:

And if there are 3 positive nuclear charges, the ATOM must contain 3 negative, extranuclear charges, 3 electrons, that are conceived to whizz about the massive nuclear core....

And using the standard #"aufbau scheme"#...we gots...

#Z=3;1s^(2)2s^1#....FOR NEUTRAL lithium

And should lithium be ionized...

#Li(g) + Delta rarr Li(g)^++e^(-)#

...we gots #{1s^(2)}^(+1)#

The lone valence electron places lithium at the head of the alkali metals....lithium, natrium, potassium....all of which are ionized facilely....