|MadSci Network: Chemistry|
Thank you for your question, Kathy. The silver atom has 5 electron orbits (energy levels) with a total of 47 electrons. Beginning with the orbit closest to the nucleus and working outward, the number of electrons per orbit should be: 2, 8, 18, 18, 1. Of course, the nucleus contains 47 protons and 61 neutrons (for purposes of this model). Reference: H.D. Tzimopoulos, et al., MODERN CHEMISTRY, pp. 75-83, 100-3, 119, 138, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, 1990. Sincerely, Charles Riner
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