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electron shell


Definitions from WordNet

Noun electron shell has 1 sense
  1. electron shell - a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom; "the chemical properties of an atom are determined by the outermost electron shell"
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    group, grouping

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Electron Shell


The electron shell, also known as the atomic shell or energy level, is the region surrounding an atomic nucleus where electrons are found. It is composed of a set of orbitals that possess similar energy levels. The shells are designated by a series of numbers (n=1, 2, 3...) or letters (K, L, M...) that represent the principal quantum number.


1. Atom Structure:

In atomic physics, an electron shell refers to the hierarchical arrangement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom. Electrons occupy different shells depending on their energy levels and their distance from the nucleus.

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2. Chemistry:

In chemistry, an electron shell represents the energy level of electrons in an atom. Electrons fill shells in a specific order, starting from the innermost shell and progressing outward.

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Sample Sentences:

  1. The electron shell surrounding the nucleus contains electrons in an atom.
  2. The 2p electron shell can hold a maximum of six electrons.
  3. The filling of electron shells follows the Aufbau principle.
  4. The valence electrons reside in the outermost electron shell.
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