How many electrons are contained in the 3p subshell in the ground state of atomic xenon?
Nov 16, 2015
3p contains 6 electrons.
p subshell always has 3 orbitals and each orbital can accomodate maximum 2 electrons. So, p subshell can accomodate maximum 6 electrons. Thus, 3p subshell of Xe also have 6 electrons.