# An electrically neutral atom has the following electron configuration: 1s^2, 2 s^2, 2p^6, 3s^2, 3p^4. What is the name of this atom?

The electronic configuration is put in to distract you. If there are are 16 electrons in the NEUTRAL atom, there are nuclear protons, i.e. $Z = 16$. If $Z = 16$, the element is $\text{sulfur}$.