How many electrons does the third energy level hold?A) 2 B) 8 C) 4 D) 18

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D) 18

There are 4 shells of electron distribution:

Shell K: 2 electrons

Shell L:  8 electrons

Shell M:  18 electrons

Shell N:  32 electrons

There are no known elements that have more than 32 electrons in a shell.

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