Electron Orbitals motion patterns

I am wondering how is it that the electrons go from one elctron shell to another because I learned that the shells only meet in the nucleus of the element so how is it possible for it to change shells without becoming a nuetralized charge?
 

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I am wondering how is it that the electrons go from one elctron shell to another because I learned that the shells only meet in the nucleus of the element so how is it possible for it to change shells without becoming a nuetralized charge?
I think you are confusing two different things, nuclear shells and electron states. For one thing electron states are just that. They are defined by energy, but the electrons don't have a particular orbit.
 

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