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Fri November 23, 2012 By:
 

in L,M,and N valence shells why the maximum no of electrons is 8

Expert Reply
Sat November 24, 2012
  • L Shell: 8 electrons maximum.
  • M Shell: 18 electrons maximum.
  • N Shell: 32 electrons maximum.

In K we have only 1 subshell that is s, so maximum number of electrons in K shell is 2
In L we have 2 subshell that is s and p, so maximum number of electrons in L shell is 2+ 6= 8
 
In M we have 3 subshell that is s, p and d so maximum number of electrons in M shell is 2+6+10.

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