# What is the noble gas notation for Neon?

This is a little uncommon, since Neon is itself a noble gas, but not at all unheard of, since the only noble gas that does not have a noble gas shorthand notation is Helieum, $\text{He}$.
Since $\text{Ne}$ is in group 18, row 2 of the periodic table, it has an atomic number of 10, which means its electron configuration must account for 10 electrons.
$\text{Ne} : 1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6}$
Using the electron configuration of $\text{He}$, the closest noble gas that comes before $\text{Ne}$ in the periodic table, we can write the noble gas shorthand notation for $\text{Ne}$ like this:
"Ne":["He"]2s^(2)2p^(6)