Chemistry(Please check)

posted by Hannah

1)For an atom of carbon how many valence electrons are "s" electrons?
2

2) How many are "p" electrons?
4

3)How many (total) electrons in carbon are paired?
2

4) How many are unpaired?
1

Are these correct.

  1. DrBob222

    1)For an atom of carbon how many valence electrons are "s" electrons?
    2
    right

    2) How many are "p" electrons?
    4
    I think the electron configuration for 6C is 1s2 2s2 2p2 so the answer can't be 4

    3)How many (total) electrons in carbon are paired?
    2
    Looking at my electron configuration above the 1s2 are paired and the 2s2 are paired and that makes 4 electrons total. Right?

    4) How many are unpaired?
    1
    If C has 6 electrons and 4 are paired, that leaves 2 that are unpaired. Right? Those are the 1 in Px and 1 in Py.

  2. Hannah

    Thank you!

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