Shells and subshells
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The second shell of an atom is also called L or n=2.29
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The second shell of an atom is also called L or n=2.
When we go away from the nucleus, the shell size:
Increasing shell size means, it can accommodate more electrons.
How many electrons the second shell can accommodate?
The formula we use to calculate the number of electrons in a shell is:
How many subshells can an atom have?
The subshells are:
p d f s
f p d s
s p d f
d f p s30s
Which one is the smallest subshell?
Which one is the largest subshell?
The third shell contains how many subshells?
The fourth shell contains 2 subshells.
The number of subshells depends on the number of shell e.g. shell 2 is n=2 and have 2 subshell (s, p)
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