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one is spin up one is spin down, there are no other possibilities.

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For electrons to be in the same orbital, they must have different spoins, or else they cancel each other out. Since this is the case, there can only be 2 different directions in which electrons can spin. So there can be either 1 or 2 electrons in each orbital.


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