Indicate the number of unpaired electrons in Si. - Chemistry

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Indicate the number of unpaired electrons in Si.

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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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Chapter 2: Structure of Atom - EXERCISES [Page 73]

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NCERT Chemistry Part 1 and 2 Class 11
Chapter 2 Structure of Atom
EXERCISES | Q 2.66 - (b) | Page 73

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