Electronic Configuration Of Zinc

As we know that Zinc is an elements or atoms has chemical symbol ZN having atomic number 30 which show zinc elements have 30 total electrons and 30 protons in the nucleus of Zinc while atomic mass is 60. Zinc is the popular element which is essential for human beings to mechanism, functionality and hormonal growth of our body. Basically Zinc is helpful for growth of testosterone hormone in male body.

Zinc is a less brittle metal and has a silvery-greyish color at room temperature . It’s position of zinc element in periodic table is 12th group and 4th period.

The electronic configuration of zinc.

The electronic configuration of zinc element is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2.

This means that the first shell of Zinc has 2 electrons, 2nd shells have 8 electrons, 3rd shells have 18 electrons and at last 4th shell of zinc has 2 electrons. The electronic Configuration of zinc also written as [Ar]4s23d10.

You can also write the electronic configuration of zinc as 2, 8, 18, 2 which is also known as Shell electron numbers.


Now let’s tell some chemical properties of zinc.

  • The melting point of zinc is 420 °C.
  • The boiling point of zinc is  907 °C.
  • The density of zinc is 7.11 g.cm3
  • The oxides name of zinc is Zno2.
  • The oxidation state of Zinc is  +2