Chemistry (4th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.3 - Valence Bond Theory - Checkpoint: 9.3.1

Answer

e) Ne

Work Step by Step

Neon in its ground state has a full orbital shell. All of the other molecules will have at least one unpaired electron in their valence shells because each suborbital will first fill with one electron before the paired electron is added. Since they do not have full valence shells, they have unpaired electrons.
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