How many unpaired electrons are there in lead(I)?
Let's figure out the number of unpaired electrons in a lead atom first, before moving onto the lead ion.
Lead is in the
We know that in a
Therefore, because of the Pauli Exclusion Principle which basically states that the maximum number of electrons that may occupy any orbital is
Counting from left to right within the
This is because there's a trend in the periodic table where the number of valence electrons is equal to the number we get when we count from left to right within its block.
This means there are
First, we should understand that lead(I) is
This means that the neutral lead atom has lost one electron, as the charge of an electron is
Removing one electron from