# How many unpaired electrons are in a sulfer atom?

If we look at the electron configuration of sulfur ($1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6} 3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{4}$). Since the third p orbital holds the maximum of 6 electrons and sulfur only have 4 this means that sulfur have 2 unpaired electrons.