# How many electrons can n 4 Shell hold?

Wesley Panah asked, updated on December 10th, 2020; Topic: electron configuration
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Energy Level (Principal Quantum Number)Shell LetterElectron Capacity
3M18
4N32
5O50
6P72

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
1st Shell1s2
2nd Shell2s, 2p2 + 6 = 8
3rd Shell3s, 3p, 3d2 + 6 + 10 = 18
4th Shell4s, 4p, 4d, 4f2 + 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?

18

### How many electrons can n 3 hold?

Orbitals and Electron Capacity of the First Four Principle Energy LevelsPrinciple energy level (n)Type of sublevelMaximum number of electrons (2n2)
2p8
3s18
p

### What is the maximum number of electrons in the end cell?

The maximum number of electrons that can be in a shell is 2n2.

10

32 electrons

### How many Subshells are associated with N is equal to 4?

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.

16

### What is the maximum number of electrons that can be?

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.

### Why does the third shell have 8 electrons?

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.

### How many electrons can 5f hold?

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 4f hold?Principal Energy Level (n)sublevelselectrons
55s 5p 5d 5f 5g2 + 6 + 10 + 14 + 18

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