Problem: How many unpaired electrons are present in a ground-state atom from Group 7A(17)?

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All of the electrons in lower energy orbitals are already paired.

p subshell of 7A → 5 electrons

s           _                 1 orbital

p           _ _ _              3 orbitals

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How many unpaired electrons are present in a ground-state atom from Group 7A(17)?

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