In any atom with more than two electrons, inner electrons have a repelling effect on outer electrons, reducing the net attraction of the nucleus for the outer electrons. This effect is known as shielding, and it is respo... More »

The maximum number of electrons found on energy levels one through six are two, eight, 18, 32, 50 and 72. The formula for determining the number of electrons is two multiplied by n squared, or 2n^2. More »

The strength of attraction for a metal ion is dependent on several factors. The ionic charge can be determined by how many valence electrons it donated and the element's position on the periodic table. It is more common ... More »

A nitrogen atom's appearance consists of a nucleus that's surrounded by one orbital containing two electrons and a second orbital containing five electrons. The total number of electrons in one atom of nitrogen can be de... More »

The Bohr model for nitrogen has a central nucleus with seven neutrons and seven protons, a first energy ring with two electrons and a second energy ring with five electrons. A more detailed version shows two electrons in... More »

The Bohr model of carbon has a central nucleus containing six protons and six neutrons, encircled by an inner orbit of two electrons and an outer orbit of four electrons. The two orbits represent different energy levels ... More »

The nucleus of an atom contains neutrons and protons. Protons are positively charged, whereas neutrons are neutral. Electrons, while part of the atom, are not part of the nucleus. More »