Problem: The innermost electron shell of an atom can hold up to _ electrons

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Distribute electrons in the atomic orbitals:

Recall:

s orbital  can hold a maximum of 2 electrons

p orbitals → can hold maximum of 6 electrons


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The innermost electron shell of an atom can hold up to _ electrons

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