Question #14092

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Sep 27, 2015

Answer:

The answer is 8 #p# orbitals.

Explanation:

The electron configuration of Germanium is: #[Ar] 3d^10 4s^2 4p^2#

The electrons on #p# orbitals: #2p^6, 3p^6, 4p^2# which makes it a total of 14 electrons.

Therefore, 6 electrons occupy the 3 orbitals of the subshell #2p#, another 6 electrons occupy the 3 orbitals of the subshell #3p# and 2 electrons occupy only 2 orbitals of the subshell #4p#, which makes it a total of 8 #p# orbitals .