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Elements found in the ________ period of the periodic table, can never have more than 8 electrons

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The total number of electrons in a shell of an atom is equal to 2n2 where ‘n’ is the principal quantum number.

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Total Number of Electrons = 2n2 ....(1)

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According to the equation (1), for the first period, the value for ‘n’ is one, and the total number of electrons that can be accommod...

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Total Number of Electrons 2(1) =2

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