In forth shell it is said that 18 electrons can be filled but in actual it cannot be filled with 18 electrons. so why it is given the configuration 2,8,8,18. Please tell me.

Asked by Lochan Khatri | 27th Mar, 2013, 09:13: PM

Expert Answer:

Why not forth shell can accomodate 18 electrons. In this shell there are three subshells, s(2), p(6) and d (10), so it can easily accomodate 18 electrons.

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2013, 06:19: AM

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