# Cobalt Bohr model

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The Bohr model of cobalt contains a nucleus having 27 protons and 32 neutrons in the center, and around this nucleus, there are four electron shells containing 27 electrons.

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## Steps

Here’s how you can draw the Bohr model of cobalt step by step.

#1 Write protons, neutrons, and electrons of cobalt atom
#2 Draw nucleus of cobalt atom
#3 Draw 1st electron shell
#4 Draw 2nd electron shell
#5 Draw 3rd electron shell
#6 Draw 4th electron shell

Let’s break down each step in detail.

### #1 Write protons, neutrons, and electrons of cobalt atom

Cobalt has 27 protons, 32 neutrons, and 27 electrons.

### #2 Draw nucleus of cobalt atom

The nucleus of a cobalt atom contains 27 protons and 32 neutrons. So draw the nucleus of cobalt atom as follows:

Now in the next step, draw the 1st electron shell and start marking electrons.

### #3 Draw 1st electron shell

Remember that we have a total of 27 electrons.

The 1st electron shell (containing s subshell) can hold up to a maximum of 2 electrons. So draw the 1st electron shell as follows:

In the above image, 1 represents the 1st electron shell that contains 1s subshell. And the green color represents the number of electrons in that subshell. This means that the 1st electron shell has a total of 2 electrons.

Since we have already used 2 electrons in the 1st electron shell, now we have 27 – 2 = 25 electrons left. So in the next step, we have to draw the 2nd electron shell.

### #4 Draw 2nd electron shell

The 2nd electron shell (containing s subshell and p subshell) can hold up to a maximum of 8 electrons. So draw the 2nd electron shell as follows:

In the above image, 2 represents the 2nd electron shell that contains 2s and 2p subshells. And the green and orange color represents the number of electrons in that subshell. This means that the 2nd electron shell has a total of 8 electrons.

Now we have already used 10 electrons in 1st and 2nd electron shells, so we have 27 – 10 = 17 electrons left. So in the next step, we have to draw the 3rd electron shell.

### #5 Draw 3rd electron shell

The 3rd electron shell (containing s subshell, p subshell, and d subshell) can hold up to a maximum of 18 electrons. So draw the 3rd electron shell as follows:

In the above image, 3 represents the 3rd electron shell that contains 3s, 3p, and 3d subshells. And the green, orange, and pink color represents the number of electrons in that subshell. This means that the 3rd electron shell has a total of 15 electrons.

In the 3rd electron shell, the 3d subshell has only seven electrons. This is because according to the aufbau principle, the 4s subshell is filled first and then 3d, 4p, 5s… and so on.

Now we have already used 25 electrons in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd electron shells, so we have 27 – 25 = 2 electrons left. So in the next step, we have to draw the 4th electron shell.

### #6 Draw 4th electron shell

The 4th electron shell (containing s subshell, p subshell, d subshell, and f subshell) can hold up to a maximum of 32 electrons. So draw the 4th electron shell as follows:

In the above image, 4 represents the 4th electron shell that contains 4s subshell. And the green color represents the number of electrons in that subshell. This means that the 4th electron shell has a total of 2 electrons.

That’s it! This is the final Bohr model of iron atom as we have used all 26 electrons: 2 electrons in the 1st electron shell, 8 electrons in the 2nd electron shell, 15 electrons in the 3rd electron shell, and 2 electrons in the 4th electron shell.

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