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Homework Help: Ground State of electrons

  1. Oct 16, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How many unpaired electrons are present in each of these species and what is the ground state?
    Given:1s2 2s2 3p1

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    what is the ground state? I can find the number of unpaired electrons.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 17, 2007 #2
    Think "ground". The ground is beneath you. It is the lowest point you can stand on. So the ground state of an electron configuration would be. . .?
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