How many unpaired electrons in a ground state fluorine atom?

Jul 21, 2016

Fluorine has one unpaired electron in the ground state.

Explanation:

Fluorine is in the $2 n d$ Energy Level (row) of the Periodic Table and in the $5 t h$ column of the $p$ block making the electron configuration $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{5}$

The outermost shell of the atom would have $7$ electrons.

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The Bohr Model would have $2$ electrons in the fist orbital and $7$ electrons in the second orbit level.

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