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Energy Level (Principal Quantum Number)Shell LetterElectron Capacity
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However that may be, how many electrons can occupy the shell having N 2?
(a) When n = 2, there are four orbitals (a single 2s orbital, and three orbitals labeled 2p). These four orbitals can contain eight electrons. Again, each orbital holds two electrons, so 50 electrons can fit in this shell. If a shell contains a maximum of 32 electrons, what is the principal quantum number, n?
In like manner, how many electrons can fit into the 4th Shell? Search form
ShellSubshellTotal Number of Electrons in Shell
|2nd Shell||2s, 2p||2 + 6 = 8|
|3rd Shell||3s, 3p, 3d||2 + 6 + 10 = 18|
|4th Shell||4s, 4p, 4d, 4f||2 + 6 + 10 + 14 = 32|
In addition to this, what is the maximum number of electrons that can have N 4 and L 2?
Stefan V. Truong-Son N. The maximum number of electrons that can have those two values for n and ml is 4.
What is the maximum number of electrons in the n 3 shell?
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Orbitals and Electron Capacity of the First Four Principle Energy Levels
Principle energy level (n)Type of sublevelMaximum number of electrons (2n2)
The maximum number of electrons that can be in a shell is 2n2.
As we know that If n is the given number then the number of subshells can be found by counting all the digits from 0 to l=n−1 . Hence, for n=4, there are 4-subshells.
Any orbital can have a maximum of 2 electrons with spin quantum number ±1/2. Thus the max. number of electrons with n=3,l=1,m=1 are 2 Thus answer is option D.
The third shell is the outer valence shell, so it has 5 valence electrons. The number of electrons in each shell becomes more complicated as more electrons are added because there are more subshells being used and because the shell start to fill out of order.
Each shell can contain only a fixed number of electrons: The first shell can hold up to two electrons
, 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....How many electrons can
Principal Energy Level (n)sublevelselectrons
|5||5s 5p 5d 5f 5g||2 + 6 + 10 + 14 + 18|