Problem: Which of elements 1–36 have one unpaired electron in the ground state?

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Electron configuration with s1, p1 or d1 will have 1 unpaired electron at ground state. These elements are:

Group 1A → s1

Group 3A → p1

Group 7A → p5

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Which of elements 1–36 have one unpaired electron in the ground state?

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