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Zinc Emission Spectrum

Which of the following are valid transitions?

During an emission, electrons move from a higher energy orbital to a lower energy orbital. Which of the following are valid transitions that produce lines in the emission spectrum of Zn?

1.)  [Ar] 3d10→[Ar] 4s2, 3d10

2.)  [Ar] 4s2, 3d10→[Ar] 4s1, 3d11

3.)  [Ar] 4s2, 3d10→[Ar] 3d10

4.)  [Ar] 4s1, 3d10, 6s1→[Ar] 4s2, 3d10

5.)  [Ar] 4s2, 3d10→[Ar] 4s1, 3d10, 6s1     

6.)  [Ar] 4s2, 3d10→[Ar] 4s2, 3d10, 4p2

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Posted on October 10, 2013, in Question and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. the only correct answer is 4.)

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