We’re being asked to determine the correct electron configuration of a Magnesium (Mg) ion.
You are watching: What is the correct electronic configuration of magnesium, mg?
Before we can do that, we have to first write the electron configuration of a neutral ground state Mg
You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Mg by locating the position in the periodic table.
Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Neutral Mg means it has no charge, meaning no electrons are removed or added in the atom.
You see in the above illustration of the periodic table that Mg is in Period 3, Group 2A, and s-block
81% (232 ratings)
What is the correct electron configuration of a magnesium ion, Mg2+ ?
Learn this topic by watchingThe Electron Configuration: Ions Concept Videos
All Chemistry Practice Problems The Electron Configuration: Ions Practice Problems
See all problems in The Electron Configuration: Ions
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the The Electron Configuration: Ions concept. You can view video lessons to learn The Electron Configuration: Ions. Or if you need more The Electron Configuration: Ions practice, you can also practice The Electron Configuration: Ions practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofWhat is the correct electron configuration of a magnesium io…as medium difficulty.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Chemistry tutor, Reyn took 2 minutes and 17 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Davis' class at UCF.
LEGAL © 2021 Clutch Learning, Inc. Clutch Prep is not sponsored or endorsed by any college or university.
Log in with Facebook
Log in with Gmail
Don”t have an account? Sign up!.
If you forgot your password, you can reset it.
× Sign up for free to watch this video!
Join thousands of students and gain free access to 46 hours of Chemistry videos that follow the topics your textbook covers.