Problem: The atomic number of chlorine is 17. Give the electron configuration for a neutral atom of chlorine.

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We’re asked to give the electron configuration for a neutral atom of chlorine, given that the atomic number of chlorine is 17

Recall that for a neutral element:

Neutral element:       Atomic number = # protons = # of electrons


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The atomic number of chlorine is 17. Give the electron configuration for a neutral atom of chlorine.