## orbitals

FrankieClarke2C
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### orbitals

Considering the 5th shell of an atom, how many orbitals would it contain?

julia_lok_2K
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### Re: orbitals

The principle quantum number is 5, so the possible l values are 0,1,2,3,4. The total possible ml values for each subshell, therefore, would be 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, respectively, adding up to a total of 25 orbitals. However, since it involves the g subshell, I don't think you need to know this information.