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Which of these ions has the smallest number of unpaired electrons?
To determine the number of unpaired electrons in an atom, let’s first write its electron configuration.
You can determine the ground-state electron configuration of electrons by referring to the periodic table and locating their position in the periodic table.
Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state).