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For s, p, d, and f orbitals, how many electrons can each hold?

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Aug 11, 2016


See below.


The subshells s, p, d, and f contain the following number of orbitals respectively, where every orbital can hold up to two electrons maximum:

s: 1 orbital, 2 electrons.
p: 3 orbitals, 6 electrons.
d: 5 orbitals, 10 electrons.
f: 7 orbitals, 14 electrons.