Essential Cell Biology, 4th Edition

Published by Garland Science
ISBN 10: 0815344546
ISBN 13: 978-0-81534-454-4

Chapter 2 - Chemical Components of Cells - Questions: Question 2-12 A

Answer

From the nucleus to the third electron shell: 2, 8, 8 electrons.

Work Step by Step

The electron shell closest to the nucleus must be filled the first and then move towards the outer most shell, also known as the valence shell. The numbers given show the maximum number of electrons in the specific electron shell and sometimes the valence shell will not always be full.
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