How many subshells are in the n = 3 shell? And How many orbitals are in the n = 5 shell?

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Apr 21, 2018

Answer:

3 subshells in 3rd shell and 25 orbitals in 5th shell.

Explanation:

  • Number of subshells in #"n"^"th"# shell #"= n"#
    So, there are #3# subshells (#"s, p, d"#) in #"3"^"rd"# shell.

  • Number of orbitals in #"n"^"th"# shell #"= n"^2#
    So, there are #25# orbitals in #"5"^"th"# shell.