# Question #8a74c

The electron configuration for carbon is $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{2}$.
Helium has an electron configuration of $1 {s}^{2}$.
By replacing the $1 {s}^{2}$ with the noble gas [He] we get a noble gas notation for carbon of [He] $2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{2}$.