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State the formula to fill up the maximum number of electrons in a shell.

 

Answer

The maximum number of that can be present in a shell is given by the formula 2n 2 where n is the number of shells.

Maximum number of electrons in a particular shell:

Sr.No

Electron shell

2n 2

Maximum number of electrons

1

K (n = 1)

2 x (1) 2 = 2 x 1

2

2

L (n = 2)

2 x (2) 2 = 2 x 4

8

3

M (n = 3)

2 x (3) 2 = 2 x 9

12

4

N (n = 4)

2 x (4) 2 = 2 x 16

32

 

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