# Linked Questions

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### Why is the ground state electronic configuration of Group 10 (Ni group) elements so anomalous?

While studying about d block elements I came across this table showing outer shell electronic configuration of group 10 elements $\ce{Ni}$      $3d^8$ $4s^2$ $\ce{Pd}$     ...
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### How to calculate energy gap when determining electron configuration?

The weird electron configuration of Niobium was well explained on this post: How can one explain Niobium’s weird electronic configuration? It was pointed out that electrons fill orbitals with higher ...
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### Are there atoms with different numbers of protons, but the same number of electrons, with different orbital occupations?

Imagine there is an electron-stripped nucleus with $Z$ protons, in high vacuum and isolated. Then you add electrons, one by one, and check which orbitals are filled. Will this depend on $Z$ at all, or ...