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Where is the fifth energy level in relation to the fourth?

  1. Jul 2, 2015 #1
    Where is the fifth energy level in relation to the fourth energy level? Well, it shows that energy level five is at n= 5 and energy level four is at n=4 away from the nucleus, so that means that the fifth energy level is at the 16th orbital and energy level four is at the 25th orbital?? I am not exactly sure how to answer this.
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2015 #2
    http://www.aplusinhometutors.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/electron-shells.jpg [Broken]
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    I forgot what this chart is called and my chem books are packed away so just draw a bohr model with it's sub shells and count them.
     
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  4. Jul 2, 2015 #3
    Thankyou
     
  5. Jul 3, 2015 #4

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    It shows Aufbau principle.

    The original question - as asked - doesn't make much sense to me. "Where is" is so ambiguous I have no idea what this question really asks.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2015 #5
    In general chem it is explained that n=5 is "further" out from the nucleus. This is generally true until the d and f orbitalscare discussed. These orbital are "further" from the nucleus than n=6s. In physical chem the quantum mechanical model takes over and these distinctions are somewhat less assured.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2015 #6
    Lewis electronic distribuition?
     
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  8. Jul 4, 2015 #7

    Borek

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    Have you read the thread?
     
  9. Jul 7, 2015 #8
    Well, sorry
     
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