electron shell

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electron shell

[i′lek‚trän ′shel]
(atomic physics)
The collection of all the electron states in an atom which have a given principal quantum number.
The collection of all the electron states in an atom which have a given principal quantum number and a given orbital angular momentum quantum number.
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