Problem: What element is represented by the electron configuration 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p2 ?

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This is an electron configuration of a neutral atom, where the total # of electrons will equal to atomic # of that element.

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What element is represented by the electron configuration 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p2 ?

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