The Electron: Crash Course Chemistry #5
Hank brings us the story of the electron and describes how reality is a kind of music, discussing electron shells and orbitals, electron configurations, ionization and electron affinities, and how all these things can be understood via the periodic table.
A detailed explanation of how to write electron configurations for atoms on the periodic table. There is also a discussion as to why electrons arrange themselves in shells, subshells and orbitals. Coulomb’s law and the first ionization energies of different atoms are touched on.
You can view the transcript for “Electron Configuration” here (opens in new window).
Electron Configuration – Basic Introduction
This video tutorial provides a basic introduction into writing electron configurations. It contains examples and practice problems, including some with transition metal ions.