How do you do shorthand notation?

1 Answer

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


Here is a quick example

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

#1s^2 2s^2 2p^6#

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

He = #1s^2#

So the shorthand notation for Ne is:

] [He]# 2s^2 2p^6#

Here is another example...

Hope this helps!