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How many electrons are in each sublevel?

Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020

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two electrons

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Keeping this in consideration, how many electrons are in each level?

Each shell can contain only a fixed numberofelectrons: The first shell can hold up totwoelectrons, the second shell can hold up to eight (2 +6)electrons, the third shell can hold up to 18 (2 + 6 +10)and so on. The general formula is that the nth shell caninprinciple hold up to2(n2)electrons.

Beside above, how many electrons are in each subshell? The s subshell has 1 orbital that can hold up to2electrons, the p subshell has 3 orbitals that canholdup to 6 electrons, the d subshell has 5 orbitalsthathold up to 10 electrons, and the f subshell has7orbitals with 14 electrons.

Secondly, how many electrons can sublevel hold?

2 electrons

What are the 4 types of sublevels?

There are four types of orbitals that youshouldbe familiar with s, p, d and f (sharp, principle, diffuseandfundamental).

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