Problem: How many unpaired electrons does an atom of sulfur have in its ground state?

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We are being asked how many electrons are unpaired in the ground-state electron configuration of S. Write the electron configuration of a neutral (uncharged) S atom.

Ground-state means that Sulfur is in its lowest energy form (not in an excited state). 

Neutral element:       Atomic number = # protons = # of electrons

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How many unpaired electrons does an atom of sulfur have in its ground state?

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