# What is zinc's electron configuration?

$1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6} 3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{6} 4 {s}^{2} 3 {d}^{10}$
For $Z n$, $\text{Z, the atomic number}$ $= 30$, there must be 30 electrons to distribute.