What is the shorthand electron configuration for silicon?
Longhand Electron Configuration:
Noble Gas Configuration (shorthand):
We could have easily written out in normal electron configuration, but since this would made us go through every single
The noble gas configuration of an element is just an easy way of writing it using the PREVIOUS noble gas. All elements in the 18th group are considered noble gases. This is because they all have their outer electrons filled.
Because of this, we'll use the previous noble gas from silicon.
We start out by listing the noble gas:
From there, work to the right and use an electron configuration chart to know which orbital to start off with. In this case, we go automatically to the
The longhand electron configuration for this element would have been:
Once again we land on the