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Electron Configuration and Orbital Diagram Notation

Electron Configuration and Orbital Diagram Notation

Author: C. Gregory Agbasiere

Students will learn how to write electron configuration of different atoms on the periodic table using simple steps.


Students will also learn the symbolic representation of the electron configuration, known as Orbital diagram notation.

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Task 1: Writing Electron Configuration

This video will explain all that you need to know about writing electron configurations for the S and P block elements. Be sure to have a periodic table, and your calculator (if necessary).

Task #2: Writing the Orbital Diagrams of electrons

In this video, students will learn how to symbolically represent the electron configurations of various examples of the S- and P-block elements. To do this, they need to be comfortable with writing electron configurations of elements first.