The electron configuration of an atom describes how the electrons are distributed among the various orbitals of the atom. Watch the animation to learn about the rules that are useful when writing the electron configuration of elements.
Assume throughout this tutorial that all electron configurations referenced are ground state configurations.
In the animation, you can see that the electrons occupy different orbitals according to the energy level of each orbital. A single box represents an orbital. The unpaired electron is represented as ↑ whereas the paired electrons in the same orbital are represented by two arrows pointing in oposite directions: ↑↑. Watch the animation and identify which of the following statements are correct.
Check all that apply.