what is the maximum capacity of the shell?

Asked by GAGAN KHARE | 14th Jan, 2014, 07:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The maximum number of electrons that can occupy a specific energy level can be found using the following formula:

Electron Capacity = 2n2

The variable n represents the Principal Quantum Number, the number of the energy level in question.


 

Energy Level
(Principal Quantum Number)

Shell Letter 

Electron Capacity 

1

K

2

2

L

8

3

M

18

4

N

32

5

O

50

6

P

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 15th Jan, 2014, 09:32: AM

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