Shells and subshells

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12 questions
• Q1

The second shell of an atom is also called L or n=2.

True

False

30s
• Q2

When we go away from the nucleus, the shell size:

Decrease

Increase

30s
• Q3

Increasing shell size means, it can accommodate more electrons.

True

False

30s
• Q4

How many electrons the second shell can accommodate?

18

2

32

8

30s
• Q5

The  formula we use to calculate the number of electrons in a shell is:

3n2

4n2

2n2

30s
• Q6

How many subshells can an atom have?

3

1

4

2

30s
• Q7

The subshells are:

p d f s

f p d s

s p d f

d f p s

30s
• Q8

Which one is the smallest subshell?

s

p

f

d

30s
• Q9

Which one is the largest subshell?

s

d

f

p

30s
• Q10

The third shell contains how many subshells?

3

2

1

30s
• Q11

The fourth shell contains 2 subshells.

true

false

30s
• Q12

The number of subshells depends on the number of shell e.g. shell 2 is n=2 and have 2 subshell (s, p)

Correct

Wrong

30s

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