Answer to Question #195677 in General Chemistry for jack harvey

Question #195677

) How many unpaired electrons are there in the ground state of C?

 

           A) 0

           B) 4

           C) 3

           D) 2

           E) 1


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Expert's answer
2021-05-26T07:07:46-0400

By applying the Hund's rule, carbon exhibits an electron configuration of 1s2 2s2 2p2. Experimentally, given this configuration, carbon at ground state will contain two unpaired electrons.

The answer will be 2 choice D.


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