# 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 $1{s}^{2}2{s}^{2}2{p}^{6}3{s}^{2}3{p}^{3}$

Consequently, the total number of $p$ electrons is

Hence, option C is correct.

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