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The teachers manual for Addison-Wesley's Chemistry on page428 states that P and S have d orbital electrons. Also, it says that NO3-,OH-, and SO3are diamagnetic while H20 is paramagnetic. Would not NO3- have a single unpaired electron? Would not OH- also have just one unpaired electron? I can see that SO3 would not have a single unpaired electron. I would agree that H2O does not have a single unpaired electron.
Re: Do phosphorus and sulfur have d orbital electrons?
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