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Ground State Electron Configuration: Definition & Example

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The ground state electron configuration is the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom with _____ energy levels.

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1. Which principle states that no two electrons can have the same spin in one orbital?

2. Another guideline to determine electron configuration, which shows the exact order that the orbitals are supposed to be filled, is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you can expect questions on guidelines for determining electron configuration and laws that apply to ground state configuration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on:

  • How to determine electron configuration
  • The definition of ground state configuration
  • Pauli's Exclusion Principle
  • Aufbau Principle
  • Hund's Rule

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you with the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related electron configuration lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the definition of ground state configuration to complete the definition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways to determine electron configuration
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the various laws that apply to ground state configuration

Additional Learning

If you need to review these concepts further, you can read the lesson titled Ground State Electron Configuration: Definition & Example. Some objectives you can meet through this lesson include:

  • Explaining electron configurations
  • Describing ground state configurations
  • Exploring orbitals
  • Characterizing the Aufbau Principle
  • Defining Pauli's Exclusion Principle
  • Detailing Hund's Rule
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