### Question 5 Worksheet 4

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**Tue May 08, 2018 12:12 pm**This is the question, but I do not understand why the answer is 32. If it is quantum number 4, shouldn't that mean, 4s^2, 4p^6, and 4d^10 and so that would be 18 and then two electrons can fit in each one with opposite spins, so it would be 36? Can someone please clarify? Thanks.

5. What is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy the orbitals with principal quantum number = 4?

32

5. What is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy the orbitals with principal quantum number = 4?

32