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Illustration Electron Shells of Oxygen

Electron Shell of Oxygen
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Oxygen atom (oxygenium) in the shell model represents the electron distribution of the oxygen atom. Oxygen has two shells that are occupied by electrons. All other shells do not carry electrons. The following table shows the distribution of the electrons of oxygen within the shells:
ShellNumber of electrons
K shell2
L shell6