Electron Configuration: Orbital, Noble-Gas & Electron-Configuration Notation


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What information is necessary for writing electron configurations?

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1. What element has the electron configuration 1s^2?


What is wrong with the following electron configuration:

1s^2, 2s^2, 2p^6, 3s^2, 3p^6, 3d^10, 4s^2?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about electron configuration notation via these assessment tools. Answer quiz questions on specific areas including the information required for writing electron configurations and their elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will require you to:

  • Assess electron configurations
  • Identify an electron configuration for a given element
  • Recognize an appropriate list of orbitals
  • Determine the greatest number of electrons that can occupy a third energy level

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on electron configuration notation
  • Making connections - use understanding of electron configuration notation to identify electron configurations of specific elements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding orbitals

Additional Learning

Find out more about this area of study with the lesson named Electron Configuration: Orbital, Noble-Gas & Electron Configuration Notation. The lesson will help you to cover the following study points:

  • Explain electron orbitals
  • Define energy levels
  • Assess electrons in orbitals
  • Understand electron configuration
  • Analyze noble gas electron configuration