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## What types of atomic orbitals are in the third energy level?

Thus, the third level holds a maximum of 18 electrons: 2 in the s orbital, 6 in the three p orbitals, and 10 in the five d orbitals.

## What types of orbitals are found in the principal energy level N 3?

In the n=1 shell you only find s orbitals, in the n=2 shell, you have s and p orbitals, in the n=3 shell, you have s, p and d orbitals and in the n=4 up shells you find all four types of orbitals.

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## What formula did we use to get maximum number of electrons in each principal energy level?

To calculate the maximum number of electrons in each energy level, the formula 2n2 can be used, where n is the principal energy level (first quantum number).

## What are the different sublevels present in the principal energy level?

Each principal energy level has one sublevel containing one orbital, an s orbital, that can contain a maximum of two electrons. Each principal energy level above the first contains one s orbital and three p orbitals. A set of three p orbitals, called the p sublevel, can hold a maximum of six electrons.

## What is the principal energy level?

In chemistry, the principal energy level of an electron refers to the shell or orbital in which the electron is located relative to the atom’s nucleus. This level is denoted by the principal quantum number n. The first element in a period of the periodic table introduces a new principal energy level.

## What is the value of KLMN shell?

K denotes the first shell (or energy level), L the second shell, M, the third shell, and so on. In other words, the KLMN(OP) notation only indicates the number of electrons an atom has with each principal quantum number (n). The SPDF notation subdivides each shell into its subshells.

## What are the maximum electrons in each shell?

Each shell can contain only a fixed number of electrons: The first shell can hold up to two electrons, the second shell can hold up to eight (2 + 6) electrons, the third shell can hold up to 18 (2 + 6 + 10) and so on. The general formula is that the nth shell can in principle hold up to 2(n2) electrons.

## Can noble gases have more than 8 valence electrons?

Noble gases are the least reactive of all known elements. That’s because with eight valence electrons, their outer energy levels are full. The only exception is helium, which has just two electrons.

## Why is a full shell stable?

For n=1, there can be only 2 electrons at the lowest energy level. In other words, the full outer electron shells are stable because the solution to Schrodinger’s equation for spherical potentials state that any additional electrons require a large jump in energy.

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