Electron Configurations in the s, p & d Orbitals


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What is the electron configuration of hydrogen?

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1. Which one of these is NOT a possible electron configuration?

2. If an atom of Oxygen has 8 electrons, which of these is the proper electron configuration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The configurations of electrons differ in the s, p and d orbitals. With these assessments, you can evaluate what you know about these configurations by answering questions on topics like hydrogen's electron configuration and a configuration of electrons that cannot exist.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for the following on the quiz:

  • Electron configuration of an Oxygen atom with 8 electrons
  • Configuration of electrons of an ion that has a negative charge
  • Location of the energy level of each orbital

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a configuration of electrons that is not possible and the place where the energy level of each orbital is located
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the configuration of electrons in hydrogen
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information about an electron configuration of an ion with a negative charge

Additional Learning

To keep exploring orbitals in organic chemistry, consider the accompanying video/text lesson titled Electron Configurations in the s, p & d Orbitals. You'll be going over these points:

  • Explanation of an orbital
  • S orbital characteristics
  • Groups of electrons in p orbitals
  • Representation of orbitals on the periodic table
  • D orbital configurations