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Subject: How many electrons can fit into the energy levels?

Date: Thu Sep 30 23:46:28 1999
Posted by Alan Wilcox
Grade level: teacher/prof School: Paul Best Middle School
City: Oak Park State/Province: MI Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 938749588.Ch

What is the current maximum number of electrons that the energy levels can 
hold? I learned them as 2,8,18,32,32,32,32. I have recently seen 
2,8,18,32,50... and 2,8,18,32,32,18,8. Also, does anyone know why the 
letter K was chosen to represent the 1st energy level? Thanks for the help.

Re: How many electrons can fit into the energy levels?

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