Question

# Which of the following element will have a half filled p-orbital?HydrogenCarbon PhosphorousNeon

Solution

## The correct option is C PhosphorousCapacity of p-orbitals is of 6 electrons total, so half filled p-orbital means 3 electrons in it.  Phosphorus:1s22s22p63s23p3 Neon:1s22s22p6 Hydrogen:1s1 Carbon:1s22s22p2 Here, phosphorus has 3 electrons in its 3p orbital.

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