What is the total number of p electrons in a single phosphorus atom in its ground state?

  1. A

    3

  2. B

    5

  3. C

    9

  4. D

    15

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    Solution:

    The total number of p electrons in a single phosphorus atom in its ground state is 9.

    Phosphorous's electrical configuration is 1s22s22p63s23p3

    Consequently, the total number of p electrons is 6 + 3 = 9

    Hence, option C is correct.

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