# How do you draw the electron configuration diagram for Aluminum?

##### 1 Answer

The electron configuration for aluminum is: $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6} 3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

To figure out the electron configuration of any element you will use the diagonal diagram (seen in the right side of video below) and use the Aufbau principle .

This video discusses how to write electron configurations for H, Li, C and Sc.

Hope this helps!