Problem: Give the chemical symbol for the element with the following ground-state electron configuration. [Ar]4s2 3d2

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When finding the identity of the element, you’ll have to identify the atomic number of that element. Recall that every single element in the periodic table has a corresponding atomic number.

The atomic number of an element is always equal to the number of protons of that element. And when the element is neutral (charge = 0), the number of protons is equal to the number of electrons.

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


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Give the chemical symbol for the element with the following ground-state electron configuration. [Ar]4s3d2

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