This resource is a PowerPoint presentation on electron configuration. Topics covered include: the four quantum numbers, orbital, energy level, Bohr model, noble gas, Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principle, arrow-orbital diagram, Hund's rule, Lewis electron diagram, electromagnetic spectrum. This resource is part of the Chemistry course which contains units on Lab Setup and Safety; Nomenclature; Chemical Reactions and Balancing; Metric Systems & Conversions; Periodic Table and Trends; Atomic Structure; Nuclear Chemistry; Acids, Bases, & Salts; Bonding; Percent Composition; Solutions, Molarity, and Concentrations; Stoichiometry; Energy; Gas Laws; Reaction Rates and Equilibrium; Electron Configuration; and Redox Reactions.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


student-facing quantum number orbital energy level Bohr model noble gas Aufbau Pauli arrow-orbital Hund’s Lewis electron diagram electromagnetic spectrum



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HS-PS1-1: Next Generation Science Standards

Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-10-01.

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This resource is a PowerPoint presentation on electron configuration appropriate for a high school level classroom. It covers topics on the four quantum numbers, orbitals, energy levels, the Bohr model, noble gases, the Aufbau principle, the Pauli exclusion principle, arrow-orbital diagrams, Hund’s rule, Lewis electron diagrams, and the electromagnetic spectrum. The presentation does reference particular worksheets and a specific teacher’s classroom, but if you can overlook this, it is a good basic primer on electron configuration for any classroom.

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