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as far as i know, an atomic orbital can only accommodate 2 electrons with opposite spin. A shell can have 2 , 8 , 16, 32 electrons depending on its distance from the nucleus.

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Maximum number of electrons in the p orbital?

The maximum number of electrons in the p orbitals of each atomic "shell" is 6.


How many electrons fit into any given orbital?

In an atom, electrons are in "shells", the first shell is around the center of the atom and holds a maximum of 2 electrons. Each subsequent shell out, will hold a maximum of 8 electrons. there is no maximum number of shells.


What is the maximum number of electrons that can be found in the 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th principal energy levels?

If the shell number is N, the maximum number of electrons that can be found in the shell is 2 x N2 (two times the square of the shell number). So: The maximum number of electrons in shell 1 is 2 x 12 = 2 x 1 = 2. The maximum number of electrons in shell 2 is 2 x 22 = 2 x 4 = 8. The maximum number of electrons in shell 3 is 2 x 32 = 2 x 9 = 18. The maximum number of electrons in shell 4 is 2 x 42 = 2 x 16 = 32. The above does not account for the law of diminishing returns and the maximum number of prototypical eternal forms available to the universe. they stop at the number N = 4 because they have a problem when N = 5. They have only observed 32 electrons in the fifth orbital shell. then they have only observed 18 electrons in the sixth orbital shell, they have only observed 8 electrons in the seventh orbital shell. They have not observed any electrons in the eighth orbital shell. 118 in total. It may be that there are 120 in total where the Law of Symmetry allows for 2 electrons in the eighth orbital shell.thus the numbers are 2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 8, 2.


What are the maximum number of electrons found in the first shell and second shell?

A maximum of 2 electrons can fit into the first shell, but 8 electrons can fit into the second shell. The MAXIMUM POSSIBLE no. of electrons in any shell = 2n2 ,where n is the shell number.


What is the maximum number of electrons that might be found in the valence shell?

The maximum number of electrons that might be found in the valence shell is eight.

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Maximum number of electrons in the p orbital?

The maximum number of electrons in the p orbitals of each atomic "shell" is 6.


Does helium have the maximum number of valence electrons in its outer shell?

Yes it does. Helium has 2 electrons in the s orbital. A s orbital can hold a maximum of two electrons.


What is the maxium number of electrons that can be found in the first shell of an atom?

Just 2. These are in the 1s orbital. The maximum number of electrons in a shell is 2n2, and in this case n=1.


How many electrons fit into any given orbital?

In an atom, electrons are in "shells", the first shell is around the center of the atom and holds a maximum of 2 electrons. Each subsequent shell out, will hold a maximum of 8 electrons. there is no maximum number of shells.


What is the maximum number of shell or orbits an atom can have?

Well actually the minimum of innermost shell orbital number is Two, the second and the third orbital number is Eightalso . . . the maximum of the outermost shell orbital number is Eighteen.


What is the maximum number of electrons in an orbital?

Each orbital (not shell) contains a maximum of two electrons. Orbitals make up sub-shells, which make up shells (energy levels) in the electron cloud.


What is the maximum number of electrons that can be found in the 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th principal energy levels?

If the shell number is N, the maximum number of electrons that can be found in the shell is 2 x N2 (two times the square of the shell number). So: The maximum number of electrons in shell 1 is 2 x 12 = 2 x 1 = 2. The maximum number of electrons in shell 2 is 2 x 22 = 2 x 4 = 8. The maximum number of electrons in shell 3 is 2 x 32 = 2 x 9 = 18. The maximum number of electrons in shell 4 is 2 x 42 = 2 x 16 = 32. The above does not account for the law of diminishing returns and the maximum number of prototypical eternal forms available to the universe. they stop at the number N = 4 because they have a problem when N = 5. They have only observed 32 electrons in the fifth orbital shell. then they have only observed 18 electrons in the sixth orbital shell, they have only observed 8 electrons in the seventh orbital shell. They have not observed any electrons in the eighth orbital shell. 118 in total. It may be that there are 120 in total where the Law of Symmetry allows for 2 electrons in the eighth orbital shell.thus the numbers are 2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 8, 2.


What is the maximum number of s electrons that can exist in any one principal energy level?

2. The S sub-shell has one orbital and an orbital can hold a max of 2 electrons.


What are the maximum number of electrons found in the first shell and second shell?

A maximum of 2 electrons can fit into the first shell, but 8 electrons can fit into the second shell. The MAXIMUM POSSIBLE no. of electrons in any shell = 2n2 ,where n is the shell number.


How many electrons does a K shell L shell M shell and N shell o p shell have?

Maximum number of electrons = 2n2, where n is the number of shell (n = 1 for K, 2 for L, 3 for M, and so on) K shell has 2 electrons maximum L shell has 8 electrons maximum M shell has 18 electrons maximum N shell has 32 electrons maximum O shell has 50 electrons maximum P shell has 72 electrons maximum


What is the maximum number of electrons in the inner most electron shell?

2 electrons is the maximum number of electrons which can stay in inner shell .


Can the first orbital shell of an atom hold up to 6 electrons?

No it can only hold up to 2. You have a rule for finding the maximum of electrons in every single shell. It is 2 *(shellnumber)2. Shell number 1 = 2 electrons Shell number 2 = 8 electrons Shell number 3 = 18 electrons Shell number 4 = 32 electrons Shell number 5 = 50 electrons Shell number 6 = 72 electrons Shell number 7 = 98 electrons Shell number above does for the moment not exist.

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