How many unpaired electrons are in a zinc atom?
The electron configuration of Zinc is
All of the electron orbital in the first three energy levels are filled.
The 4s sub level is also filled and the 3d sub shell is filled. There are no unpaired electrons in Zinc.
Zinc is unusually stable because of the lack of unpaired electrons. Steel nails are often coated with zinc to keep the nails from rusting, because zinc is relatively unreactive.
The 3d electrons are technically part of the third electron shell. The filled 3d orbitals become part of the third shell and are stable. The 2
Zero. All electrons are paired in a neutral zinc atom in its ground state.
The electron configuration of a neutral zinc atom in its ground state is
The diagram below shows the orbital diagram for a neutral zinc atom in its ground state.