# How many electrons can the 2p orbitals hold?

$\text{6 electrons..........}$
There are $3 \times 2 p$ orbitals, ${p}_{x}$, ${p}_{y}$, and ${p}_{z}$, which are oriented along the Cartesian axes. Each $p$ orbital can accommodate 2 electrons, and thus there can be 6 electrons in the $2 p$ sublevel.