How many unpaired electrons in the atom sulfur in ground state?


Two. The ground state configuration of Sulfur is [Ne] 3s. 2. 3p. 4. According to Hund's rule, the p orbitals must fill up separately first. This results in the first 3 electrons going into separate orbitals, and the fourth then doubles up with the
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Sulfur has two unpaired electrons (in
2 - 4 electrons are in P orbitals three of which fill the p shells one at a time. The last one goes in the first p shell leaving the last two of the three shells with only one electron
An atom does not have paired electrons. Sulfur has 6 valence electrons. Thank you for the question.
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