General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 8 - Electron Configurations and Periodicity - Questions and Problems - Page 329: 8.4


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We know that the number of orbitals in the g sub shell (l=4) can be determined as $2l+1$ and so it is equal to 9 as each orbital is able to hold a maximum of two electrons. Hence, the sub shell g can hold a maximum of eighteen electrons.
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