# How do you do shorthand notation?

It's just like writing a full electron configuration, but you get to use a short-cut.

#### Explanation:

Here is a quick example

To write the full electron configuration of Ne, you would write:

$1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6}$

The shorthand uses the next smallest Noble gas to replace part of the full electron configuration.

He = $1 {s}^{2}$

So the shorthand notation for Ne is:

] [He]$2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6}$

Here is another example...

Hope this helps!