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Why is it that for chromium, the structure (Cr) 4s1 3d5 is more stable than...

Why is it that for chromium, the structure (Cr) 4s1 3d5 is more stable than (Cr) 4s2 3d6?

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4 weeks ago
Electron orbitals are most stable when they are fully filled or half filled. ... In the case of Chromium, after the 4s2 3d4 configuration is attained, an electron from the 4s orbital jumps to 3d subshell because 3d5 is a much more stable configuration than 3d4.
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