1D #19

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Kelly Cai 4D
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1D #19

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:22 pm

How many orbitals are present in the (a) 4p-subshell; (b) 3d-subshell; (c) 1s-subshell; (d) 4f-subshell of an atom?

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Re: 1D #19

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:36 pm

a) 3
b) 5
c) 1
d) 7

Paul Hage 2G
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Re: 1D #19

Postby Paul Hage 2G » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:10 pm

For this problem, you would need the following information: the s subshell can hold up to 2 electrons, the p subshell can hold up to 6 electrons, the d subshell can hold up to 10 electrons, and the f subshell can hold up to 14 electrons. Because each orbital can hold two electrons, you would divide the maximum number of electrons that the subshell could hold by 2 in order to find the number of orbitals present in the subshell.
Therefore, the s subshell has one orbital.
The p subshell has 3 orbitals.
The d subshell has 5 orbitals.
The f subshell has 7 orbitals.
Hope that helps.

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