How many electrons can a d orbital have?

2 Answers

Answer:

#2#..., unless you are looking for something else.

Explanation:

Any orbital can hold a maximum of #2# electrons, wherever it is located. The #d# subshell however, contains #5# orbitals, and so the subshell can hold a total of #2*5=10# electrons.

Answer:

A d subshell can hold 10 electrons total, but each orbital only holds 2.

Explanation:

The d subshell actually contains five orbitals, each holding 2 electrons.

Thus, the total electrons the d subshell can hold is #2*5=10#