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    Copper electron configuration, full & condensed, explained

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    Electron configurations generally follow a set order, with a few limited exceptions. Copper (Cu) is one of them. The full electron configuration must be given along with the condensed notation, along with an explanation.

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    Use the periodic table to answer... it's the best "cheat sheet" there is! Charts are often drawn that students are told to memorize to keep track of what orbitals come in what order, but these charts are unnecessary with a periodic table.

    All that is necessary is to remember that the first two columns are the "s block" the middle 10 columns are the "d block" and the right block of columns is the "p block" (with the rarely-used "f block" at the ...

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    Electron configurations generally follow a set order, with a few limited exceptions. Copper (Cu) is one of them. The full electron configuration is given along with the condensed notation, plus a full explanation.

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