Problem: What is the electron configuration of the neon atom?

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You can determine the electron configuration of Neon (Ne) by referring to the periodic table and locating the position of Ne in the periodic table. Since the element is at its neutral state, we shall get the ground-state.

Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Ne has no charge which means that no electrons are removed or added in the atom.


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What is the electron configuration of the neon atom?

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