What is the ground-state electron configuration of a neutral atom of chloride?
The ground state configuration of the neutral chlorine atom is
The ground state is the most stable energy state for the electrons of a given atom.
A neutral chlorine atom has 17 protons (atomic number 17) and 17 electrons.
The first two electrons are located in the
In the second energy level, two electrons are located in the
The last 7 electrons, the outermost electrons with the highest energy levels, are located in the third energy level.
Two electrons are found in the