Problem: Write the symbol for the ion formed when the following atom achieve a stable electron configuration:aluminum

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We are asked to determine the ion formed when aluminum achieves a stable electron configuration.


To do this, we shall first write the electron configuration.

We can determine the ground-state electron configuration of Aluminum (Al) by referring to the periodic table and locating the position of Al in the periodic table.


Ground-state means that the element is in its lowest energy form (not in an excited state). 


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Write the symbol for the ion formed when the following atom achieve a stable electron configuration:

aluminum