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Each orbit surrounding an atom is allowed _____. only 2 electrons only 8 electrons an unlimited number of electrons a limited number of electrons

Kevin Sutter

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Caroline Campbell on August 22, 2018

Each orbit surrounding an atom is allowed A LIMITED NUMBER OF ELECTRONS.The number of the orbit of an atom is determined by its atomic number, the greater the atomic number the higher is the number of the orbit in the atom and each orbit has a different energy level. Each orbit can only take a fixed number of electrons. The first layer can have only two electrons, while the subsequent shells can hold only eight electrons. When an orbit has had the greatest number of electrons possible, the rest of the electrons move to next shell.

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