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Electronic Configuration of the Elements
Rubidium through Ytterbium

Here's a useful table for your chemistry homework or general use! This is a compilation of the electron configurations of the elements up through number 104. To arrive at the electron configurations of atoms, you must know the order in which the different sublevels are filled. Electrons enter available sublevels in order of their increasing energy. A sublevel is filled or half-filled before the next sublevel is entered. For example, the s sublevel can only hold two electrons, so the 1s is filled at helium (1s2). The p sublevel can hold six electrons, the d sublevel can hold 10 electrons, and the f sublevel can hold 14 electrons. Common shorthand notation is to refer to the noble gas core, rather than write out the entire configuration. For example, the configuration of magnesium could be written [Ne]3s2, rather than writing out 1s22s22p63s2.

Elements 1-36, Hydrogen-Krypton
Elements 37-70, Rubidium-Ytterbium
Elements 71-104, Lutetium-Rutherfordium

No. Element K L M N O P Q
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    s s p s p d s p d  f s p d  f s p d  f s
37 Rb 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 - 1    
38 Sr 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 - 2    
39 Y 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 1 2    
40 Zr 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 2 2    
41 Nb 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 4* 1    
42 Mo 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 5 1    
43 Tc 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 6 1    
44 Ru 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 7 1    
45 Rh 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 8 1    
46 Pd 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 0*    
47 Ag 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 1    
48 Cd 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2    
49 In 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 1    
50 Sn 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 2    
51 Sb 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 3    
52 Te 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 4    
53 I 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 5    
54 Xe 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 6    
55 Cs 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 6 -  - 1  
56 Ba 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2 6 -  - 2  
57 La 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 - 2 6 1  - 2  
58 Ce 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 2* 2 6 -  - 2  
59 Pr 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 3 2 6 -  - 2  
60 Nd 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 4 2 6 -  - 2  
61 Pm 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 5 2 6 -  - 2  
62 Sm 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 6 2 6 -  - 2  
63 Eu 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 7 2 6 -  - 2  
64 Gd 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 7 2 6 1  - 2  
65 Tb 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 9* 2 6 -  - 2  
66 Dy 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 10 2 6 -  - 2  
67 Ho 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 11 2 6 -  - 2  
68 Er 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 12 2 6 -  - 2  
69 Tm 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 13 2 6 -  - 2  
70 Yb 2 2 6 2 6 10 2 6 10 14 2 6 -  - 2  

*Note Irregularity

Elements 1-36, Hydrogen-Krypton
Elements 37-70, Rubidium-Ytterbium
Elements 71-104, Lutetium-Rutherfordium

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