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I am reading a book about Advanced Chemistry, and it is discussing the subject of half-filled orbitals.
The book notes that Chromium has an electron structure of $1s^2 2s^2 2p^63s^23p^63d^54s^1$
There is also some added stability when a sub-shell is half-full as this minimises the mutual repulsion between pairs of electrons in full orbitals.
Now, I'm confused by this explanation.
Is it correct to conclude that if a sub-shell is half filled, the repulsion between electrons in the half-filled subshell and other subshells with fully-filled orbitals is reduced (e.g. between the $3d$ and $3p$ subshell in Chromium)?