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Find out the number of electrons present in the last shell of an atom having atomic number 15.

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The atomic number of the atom = 15 

Number of protons = 15 

A number of electrons = 15  because the atom is neutral. 

So representing the electrons by electronic configuration,

K = 2 electrons 

L = 8 electrons 

M = 5 electrons 

The M shell has 5 electrons and it is the last shell of the atom, so the number of the electrons in the last shell of an atom with atomic number 15 is 5.

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