Electrons in Atoms - Page 6

By: Dominic Foras

Electron Configuration

To write electron configurations, find how many electrons are in an element. Next, use the table provided to write how many electrons will fill each orbital.


Carbon has 6 electrons.

The order in which electrons would fill a carbon atom is 1s2, 2s2, 2p2


Orbital Notation

Orbital notation shows how electrons orbit in atoms.

They are represented by showing arrows in the orbitals occupied.

The orbital notation for carbon is located to the right.