Question #8d7ed

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Jan 20, 2016

The d sublevel can contain a maximum of 10 electrons in 5 d orbitals.


The d sublevel has five orbitals that can each contain a maximum of two electrons, for a maximum of 10 electrons allowable in the d sublevel.

You need to be careful about terminology. An energy level contains sublevels (s,p,d,f), sublevels contain orbitals, and orbitals contain electrons.