# Closed electron configuration equivalent to closed shell

1. ### Derivator

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"closed electron configuration" equivalent to "closed shell"

Hi,

is the term
"closed electron configuration"
equivalent to
"closed shell"?

Best,
derivator

2. ### ZapperZ

30,157
Staff Emeritus
Re: "closed electron configuration" equivalent to "closed shell"

In most cases, yes, they are the same. But you need to provide the proper context, i.e. where is this phrase used? Without that, we can only guess.

Zz.