What is the unabbreviated electron configuration of gold?
I have inputted two answers simply because Au is one of those elements who does not follow the predicted order of the electron configuration (the other elements are
Now you do not have to fret if the question asks you to write the longhand electron configuration of any element. You do not even have to memorize the order of the shells just to write the electron configuration properly. Just draw this on your scratch paper and you are good to go.
All you need to do is follow the arrows. But you do need to memorize the anomalies above (there are only six elements so that wouldn't be so hard to do).