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electronic configuration

n
(Chemistry) chem the arrangement of electrons in the orbitals of an atom or molecule
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The electronic configuration of Cd and O are [Kr] 4[d.sup.4]5[s.sup.2]5[p.sup.6] (Z = 48) and [He] 2[s.sup.2]2[p.sup.4] (Z = 8) respectively.
More conventional methods, including infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis), near-infrared (NIR), and Raman spectroscopy, utilize radiation of different wavelengths to provide unique information about the structure and electronic configuration of different compounds.
The two metals are similar in electronic configuration, and both have active-passive behaviors in aqueous solutions, so Ghali (mining, metallurgy, and materials engineering, Laval U., Quebec) feels justified in teaching them together, even though the mechanisms of passivity are different.
In order to assist customers to meet these increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, an electronic configuration audit trail and version management capability were built into the DeltaV configuration management software.
To help them perform these functions they now carry laptop computers, various types of electronic test equipment and electronic configuration devices.
"The electronic configuration of these transition metals favored simple cubic structures with the carbon atoms."
The last example of the synthesis of a simple, stable molecule with the electronic configuration of antiaromaticity -- cyclooctatetraene -- was in 1913.
What is unique about the electronic configuration of the copper atoms in the new compounds is that their average valence, or net charge, is less than 2.

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