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1. Write the complete electron configuration for sulfur, chlorine and magnesium;

a) S

b) Cl

c) Mg

2. Calculate Z*eff for each of the following electrons;

a) a valence electron in sulfur, Z*eff =

b) a valence electron in chlorine, Z*eff =

c) a valence electron in magnesium, Z*eff =

d) an electron in the n = 2 shell in magnesium, Z*eff =

3. Briefly explain each of the following observations,

a) the first ionization energy for chlorine is greater compared to the first ionization energy in sulfur.

b) the first ionization energy for magnesium is smaller compared to the second ionization energy in magnesium.

c) sulfur has a larger atomic radius compared to chlorine.

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