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# How do you write the orbital diagram for carbon?

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Hint:. Orbital diagram is the filling of the electrons into different orbitals according to the number of electrons present in an atom and an orbital consists of a maximum of two electrons. Keep in mind that the electrons in an orbital are first singly filled before pairing occurs. Now you can easily draw the orbital diagram for a carbon atom.

- The electronic configuration of carbon atom is as: $1{{s}^{2}}2{{s}^{2}}p_{x}^{1}p_{y}^{1}$.