L-shell

[ el-shel ]
/ ˈɛlˌʃɛl /

noun Physics.

the second shell of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom and containing, when filled, eight electrons having principal quantum number 2.


Origin of L-shell

First recorded in 1925–30

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