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Offline trigger

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can anyone please help me with this?

What would be needed to ionise the O^6+ ion further in order to turn it into an O^7+ ion. Please be as quantitative as you can.

And what is the electron configurations of an O^6+ ion, an O^7+ ion and a neutral oxygen atom, and explain how the locations of the electrons in each of the ions differ from the locations of the electrons in a neutral oxygen atom.

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« Last Edit: 12/05/2009 00:06:12 by chris »


 

Offline Chemistry4me

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What would be needed to ionise the O^6+ ion further in order to turn it into an O^7+ ion.
Apply more energy. Think in terms of ionisation energy.

And what is the electron configurations of an O^6+ ion, an O^7+ ion and a neutral oxygen atom
O6+ = 1s2
O7+ = 1s1
O = 1s22s22p4

and explain how the locations of the electrons in each of the ions differ from the locations of the electrons in a neutral oxygen atom.

The electrons in the O6+ and O7+ are in the first subshell, the one closest to the nucleus. In a neutral atom, they occupy the first and the second.
 

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Removing electrons from the shell is what you have explained, actually why din't you mentioned about orbitals
 

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