Problem: An atom of arsenic has how many electron containing orbitals?

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We need to identify the electron configuration to show the number of orbitals. 

You can determine the electron configuration of Arsenic (As) by referring to the periodic table and locating the position of As in the periodic table. Let us write the electron configuration at the ground state of Arsenic.


Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). As has no charge which means that no electrons are removed or added in the atom.


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An atom of arsenic has how many electron containing orbitals?

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