NY Regents Chemistry Exam June 2022
31 Which electron configuration represents the electrons of a phosphorus atom in an excited state?
Explanation: Lets take a look at the Periodic Table and find phosphorus (P). On the Periodic Table, the electron configuration for P is 2-8-5. This is a ground electron configuration. For excited, one electron will move to the higher energy level, such as 2-7-6. Electron moved from second energy level to the third.