# What is the shorthand notation for a ground-state silicon (Si) atom?

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Mar 29, 2018

#### Answer:

[Ne]

#### Explanation:

Silicon (ground state) has 14 electrons. Using this information and the electron configuration table:

We know that Silicon's full electron configuration is

To write the short-hand notation we simply look for the noble gas that can fit silicon, in this case it would be neon with 10 electrons.

So we can rewrite

[Ne]