Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 6 The Structure of Atoms - Study Questions - Page 247e: 80


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Assuming $0\leq L\leq N$ There are $N+1$ subshells per shell and 3 orbitals per subshell (-1 ,0 and 1), so for the first three: $(2+3+4)×3=27$ If on the other hand $L=N$ There is 1 subshell per shell and 3 orbitals per subshell, so for the first three: $3×3=9$
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