We are being asked which has the smallest number of unpaired electrons
To find the number of unpaired electrons recall.
s _ 1 orbital maximum of 2 electrons
p _ _ _ 3 orbitals maximum of 6 electrons
d _ _ _ _ _ 5 orbitals maximum of 10 electrons
f _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 6 orbitals maximum of 14 electrons
Based on electronic configurations, which of these has the smallest number of unpaired electrons?
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