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

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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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http://www.aplusinhometutors.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/electron-shells.jpg [Broken]
Electron-Shells.png

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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Thankyou
 
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I forgot what this chart is called

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.
 
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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.
 
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http://www.aplusinhometutors.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/electron-shells.jpg [Broken]
Electron-Shells.png

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.

Lewis electronic distribuition?
 
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Lewis electronic distribuition?

Have you read the thread?
 
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