What element has a noble gas notation (Xe) 6s2?

1 Answer
Jul 10, 2014

Barium has the noble gas configuration [Xe]6s².

You can learn about noble gas configurations at


To work backwards and find the element with a given configuration, you first find the noble gas in the Periodic Table.

Xe is element 54.

Your element has two more electrons (and two more protons) than Xe. It must be element 56. Look in the Periodic Table, and

Element 56 is barium, Ba.