The electron configurations of silicon (14 electrons), phosphorus (15 electrons), sulfur (16 electrons), chlorine (17 electrons), and argon (18 electrons) are analogous in the electron configurations of their outer shells to their corresponding family members carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and neon, respectively, except that the principal ...Start studying Section 5.3 electron configuration. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms Section Three: Electron Configuration. Electron Configuration:the arrangement of electrons in an atom Atoms tend to assume the lowest energy possible which is the ground-state. These lower energy states are more stable. Aufbau principle:an electron occupies the lowest-energy orbital that can receive it The orbital with the lowest energy is the 1sorbital Fill electrons from the lowest energy level to the highest.