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Question

Indicate the number of unpaired electrons in Si

Solution

Silicon (Si):

Atomic number = 14

The electronic configuration of Si is:

1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p2

The orbital picture of Si can be represented as:

From the orbital picture, silicon has two unpaired electrons.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 2: Structure of Atom
Q: 66.2 | Page no. 69

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