What is the ground-state electron configuration of a neutral atom of fluorine?

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May 30, 2018

Answer:

Well, for fluorine, #Z=9#...and so we have to distribute NINE electrons according to the #"Aufbau scheme..."#

Explanation:

And so for ATOMIC fluorine...

#1s^(2)2s^(2)2p^5#....and such a configuration rationalizes why fluorine such a powerful oxidant....the addition of a single gives a complete electronic shell. Elemental fluorine is certainly the most reactive element on the Periodic Table. Of course, when it is used preparatively (and used carefully by specialists), we gots the #F_2# molecule....