Chemical element Cobalt has a 27th atomic number and its symbol is “Co”. Cobalt exists on earth’s crust and it is in chemically combined form, its presence in the form of small deposits of natural meteoroid iron alloys. It is silver grey metal or hard, lustre free element. It is an inner transition element which is present in the 4th group of the periodic table.
A number of electrons in the orbits of atom and molecules is termed as electronic configuration. In this case of Cobalt there are 27 electrons which are present in 4 orbits and their distribution on the orbit that is electronic configuration can be written as:
Electron Configuration For Cobalt ion
Electron distribution of electrons in atom or molecules is defined as electron configuration and electron configuration for cobalt ion can be represented as:
1s22s22p63s23p63d74s2. Or [Ar]3d74s2.
Full Electron Configuration For Cobalt
Full electron configuration can be defined as 27 electrons distribution in 4 shells of cobalt element. There are 2, 8, 15, 2 elements present in the 4 orbits of cobalt and can be represented in this form: 1s22s22p63s23p63d74s2.
What is The Electron Configuration of Cobalt
Electron distribution of cobalt in s, p, d blocks of 4 orbits is 2, 8, 15, 2 and it can be written as: 1s22s22p63s23p63d74s2.
How Many Valence Electrons are in Cobalt
Valence electrons are e– (electrons) of the atom present in the outer most shell. And in the case of cobalt, there are 8 valence electrons.