# How many 2p orbitals are there in an atom?

Jan 23, 2016

There are three $2 p$ orbitals in an atom.
There are three $2 p$ orbitals in an atom, and they are:
${p}_{x}$, ${p}_{y}$ and ${p}_{z}$
These orbitals are oriented toward the three axis: $x , y \text{ and } z$.