Question #6585c

1 Answer

Answer:

The atomic number of any atom tells us how many protons it has

Explanation:

The atomic number of Helium is #2#. That means that it has #2# protons.

As a neutral atom has equal number of protons and electrons. So the atomic number of 2 tells us that Helium in its neutral ground state also has 2 electrons. An electron configuration of # 1s^2#