The Electron Shell


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Given the following information, which element(s) are most likely to lose electrons?

I. Iodine is a member of Group VII (halides).

II. Strontium is located in the second column of the periodic table.

III. Selenium has six valence electrons.

2. What is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy the 2s orbital?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The electron shell is important to be familiar with in the study of energy and electrons, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its characteristics as well as related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the elements and characteristics of:

  • Electron travel
  • Electrons
  • Argon
  • Electron shells

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define electron shell
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on electrons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Argon

Additional Learning

To learn more about electron shells and related components, review the accompanying lesson on The Electron Shell. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what an electron cloud is
  • Familiarize yourself with the idea of energy levels
  • Define potential energy
  • Know what noble gases and valence electrons are