# What is the general electron configuration for noble gas atoms?

Dec 6, 2016

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#### Explanation:

Electron configuration shorthand of the noble gasses:

He = $1 {s}^{2}$
Ne =$\left[H e\right] 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6}$
Ar = $\left[N e\right] 3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{6}$
Kr = $\left[A r\right] 4 {s}^{2} 3 {d}^{10} 4 {p}^{6}$
Xe =$\left[K r\right] 5 {s}^{2} 4 {d}^{10} 5 {p}^{6}$
Rn =$\left[X e\right] 6 {s}^{2} 4 {f}^{14} 5 {d}^{10} 6 {p}^{6}$

The "general configuration" is that their valence electron orbital are completely filled with electron, but the orbitals which are their valence orbitals are dependent upon which noble gas is in question.