Problem: If you remove a single electron from a P atom, which orbital will it come from?

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We are asked to determine which orbital will the single electron from the P atom come from.


Before we can do that, we have to first write the electron configuration of a neutral ground state phosphorus (P).

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If you remove a single electron from a P atom, which orbital will it come from?

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