What is the maximum number of orbitals in the p sub level?

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Oct 31, 2015


A p sublevel has three orbitals.


P sublevels have three orbitals, each of which can hold a maximum of 2 electrons with opposite spins, for a total of 6 electrons.

The following orbital diagram represents the filling of the orbitals of the noble gas argon. Note that the 2p and 3p sublevels each have three orbitals with six electrons each.