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What will be total spin of Fe3+ ion? As its have 3 valence electrons ...spin shud be 3 x 1/2 but ans. is 5x1/2...so are they considering excited state..??

What will be total spin of Fe3+ ion? As its have 3 valence electrons ...spin shud be 3 x 1/2 but ans. is 5x1/2...so are they considering excited state..??

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manish nayak
33 Points
10 years ago

Laughing buddy i thnk ur concepts r poor

forget valence electrons

when cations r formed elctrons r removed first from farthest shell as Zeff is least n then electrons r removed in order to ensure hunds rule...max multiplicity so the paired electron is removed...ans is 5/2..

bhadri rajasai
14 Points
10 years ago

state of fe3+ is

3d5.hence the answer

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