Unpaired Electrons  [ENDORSED]

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MichelleTran3I
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Unpaired Electrons

Postby MichelleTran3I » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:12 pm

How do you determine the number of unpaired electrons from looking at the ground state configuration? Thanks!

Alex Kashou
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Re: Unpaired Electrons  [ENDORSED]

Postby Alex Kashou » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:19 pm

Draw out their orbitals by determining which subshell they are in. All the spots with only 1 "arrow" or electron in them is an unpaired electron.

Mitch Walters
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Re: Unpaired Electrons

Postby Mitch Walters » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:06 pm

When you are adding your electrons to their orbitals, remember to put an electron in each orbital before you fill your orbitals.

Clarissa Molina 1D
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Re: Unpaired Electrons

Postby Clarissa Molina 1D » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:17 pm

Will we only be asked to give the number of unpaired electrons for ground state configurations?

Amir Akhavan 1E
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Re: Unpaired Electrons

Postby Amir Akhavan 1E » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:54 pm

Write down the electron configuration and then draw the orbitals to get a visual of the unpaired electrons. The orbitals with only one arrow are unpaired.

Shione Nakahara 1F
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Re: Unpaired Electrons

Postby Shione Nakahara 1F » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:27 pm

FInd the elctron configuration first then draw the valence orbitals so you can look for the unpaired electrons.

SamanthaGrohe1B
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Re: Unpaired Electrons

Postby SamanthaGrohe1B » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:38 pm

Electrons fill the orbital sub-shells singly first and then become paired after a single electron is present in each sub-shell of the orbital

SamanthaGrohe1B
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Re: Unpaired Electrons

Postby SamanthaGrohe1B » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Electrons fill the orbital sub-shells singly first and then become paired after a single electron is present in each sub-shell of the orbital


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