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Okay so when creating the electronic configuration of an element, they use the number of protons (atomic number) to structure this.

But then why do they use the number of protons (atomic number) to structure the amount of ELECTRONS in the shells??

WHY WHY WHY I DONT GET IT
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never mind. just realised the number of electrons and protons are equal.
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Okay so when creating the electronic configuration of an element, they use the number of protons (atomic number) to structure this.

But then why do they use the number of protons (atomic number) to structure the amount of ELECTRONS in the shells??

WHY WHY WHY I DONT GET IT
The only relevance of the number of protons to electronic structure is that an atom has the same number of electrons as it has protons. So an atome / element with x atomic number has x protons AND x electrons.
(The number of electrons changes when an atom ionises of course).

The actual arrangement of electrons around the shell is controlled by natural laws (sometimes claimed by physicists to be physics). It is not decided by "they".
Natural laws cause the various shells to have specific (quantised) energy and to have a specific number of electrons they can accomodate. Our modern atomic model is just our understanding of those laws and their effect on shells, orbitals and electronic structures; it works quite well, certainly at school / college level.
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