# How Many Distinct And Degenerate P Orbitals Exist In The Second Electron Shell, Where N = 2?

## How Many Distinct And Degenerate P Orbitals Exist In The Second Electron Shell Where N = 2??

Answer and Explanation: The correct option is (D) 3 .

## How many distinct p orbitals are in the second electron shell where N 2?

The second electron shell may contain eight electrons. This shell contains another spherical s orbital and three “dumbbell” shaped p orbitals each of which can hold two electrons. After the 1s orbital is filled the second electron shell is filled first filling its 2s orbital and then its three p orbitals.

## How many orbitals are there in the second shell N 2?

four orbitals

There are four orbitals in the n = 2 shell. There is only one orbital in the 2s subshell. But there are three orbitals in the 2p subshell because there are three directions in which a p orbital can point.

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## How many p orbitals are in the second shell?

three p orbitals
The second electron shell may contain eight electrons. This shell contains another spherical s orbital and three “dumbbell” shaped p orbitals each of which can hold two electrons . After the 1s orbital is filled the second electron shell is filled first filling its 2s orbital and then its three p orbitals.

## How many orbitals are found in the N 2 electron shell?

four orbitals

(a) When n = 2 there are four orbitals (a single 2s orbital and three orbitals labeled 2p). These four orbitals can contain eight electrons. Again each orbital holds two electrons so 50 electrons can fit in this shell.

## How many distinct and degenerate p orbitals are in the second shell?

The correct option is (D) 3 .

## Do 2s and 2p have the same energy?

A hydrogen atom contains one electron thus there is no repulsion from other electrons. Also all orbitals of the hydrogen atom are present in the same quantum number. This means that degeneracy is maintained. Thus both 2s and 2p orbital will have the same energy.

## How many orbitals are there in P shell?

three orbitals

This number divides the subshell into individual orbitals which hold the electrons there are 2l+1 orbitals in each subshell. Thus the s subshell has only one orbital the p subshell has three orbitals and so on.

## How many p orbitals does the N 1 shell contain?

Explanation: If n = 1 then the only possible value of ℓ is 0 which means that n = 1 can contain only s orbitals. When n > 1 the value of ℓ = 1 is possible making the existence of 3 p orbitals possible.

## How many p orbitals are in the principal energy level?

three p orbitals

Each principal energy level above the first contains one s orbital and three p orbitals.

## How many orbitals would be found in the entire 2nd energy level?

4 orbitals

b) How many orbitals would be found in the entire 2nd energy level? 4 orbitals: the 2s sublevel has 1 orbital and the 2p sublevel has 3 orbitals for a total of 4 orbitals.

## How many orbitals can exist at the second energy level?

4 orbitals

The second energy level will thus have a total of 4 orbitals. These orbitals will be distributed on two subshells the s-subshell and the p-subshell.

## How many electrons are in the second orbital?

eight electrons

The second shell can hold a maximum of eight electrons. When this is filled electrons go into the third shell which also holds a maximum of eight electrons.

## How many p orbitals are in the N 3 shell?

Orbitals and Electron Capacity of the First Four Principle Energy Levels
Principle energy level (n) Type of sublevel Number of orbitals per type
3 s 1
p 3
d 5

## How many electrons can p orbitals?

6 electrons

In other words within one energy level electrons will fill an s orbital before starting to fill p orbitals. The s subshell can hold 2 electrons. The p subshells can hold 6 electrons.

## How many orbitals are in the N 5 shell?

For n = 3 there are nine orbitals for n = 4 there are 16 orbitals for n = 5 there are 52 = 25 orbitals and so on.

## When two or more orbitals fill the same energy?

When filling two or more orbitals of the same energy with electrons the electrons will go into different orbitals rather than pair up in the same orbital. In a carbon atom the 2s and 2p orbitals are equal in energy.

## What principle tells us that each orbital can hold a maximum of 2 electrons?

The Pauli Exclusion Principle states that in an atom or molecule no two electrons can have the same four electronic quantum numbers. As an orbital can contain a maximum of only two electrons the two electrons must have opposing spins.

## What is Hund’s rule in chemistry?

Hund’s Rule. Hund’s rule: every orbital in a subshell is singly occupied with one electron before any one orbital is doubly occupied and all electrons in singly occupied orbitals have the same spin.

## Are all p orbitals degenerate?

p orbital has 3 degenerate orbitals. All three have the same energy levels. Each orbital is first assigned with only one electron.

## How are 2s and 2p orbitals similar?

Notice that the 2s orbital has a slightly lower energy than the 2p orbitals. That means that the 2s orbital will fill with electrons before the 2p orbitals. All the 2p orbitals have exactly the same energy. Hydrogen only has one electron and that will go into the orbital with the lowest energy – the 1s orbital.

## Which orbital has more energy 2p or 2s?

The electrons in the 2s orbital has more density near the nucleus than the 2p electrons so the orbital energy becomes negative. The 2p electrons are shielded by the 2s orbital thus has higher energy.

## How many total electrons are present in all orbitals of p Subshell?

This means that the s orbital can contain up to two electrons the p orbital can contain up to six electrons the d orbital can contain up to 10 electrons and the f orbital can contain up to 14 electrons.

## What is shape of P Orbital?

A p orbital has the approximate shape of a pair of lobes on opposite sides of the nucleus or a somewhat dumbbell shape. An electron in a p orbital has equal probability of being in either half.

## How many p orbitals are occupied in a Na atom?

Quantum mechanics stipulates that for each energy level the p sub shell contains 3 orbitals px py and pz. These orbitals are oriented in alignment with x y and axis.

## How many electrons would be found in an atom that has the N 1 and N 2 energy levels filled?

The n = 1 energy level of atoms has exactly two possible states for electrons. The n = 2 energy level has exactly eight states for electrons. (You might notice that the first row of the periodic table has two elements and the second row has eight elements.

## How many p orbitals are occupied in an Ar atom?

6 p orbitals

Each p subshell contains 3-p orbitals. Therefore total 3+3=6 p orbitals are there in Ar. Therefore the correct answer is 6.

## How many p orbitals are there in each energy level that has p orbitals?

three p orbitals

The p orbitals line up orthogonally to each other in a dumbbell shape. In three dimensions there are 3 orbitals possible: px py pz . Each of the p orbitals can hold 2 electrons: one with a +12 spin and one with a −12 spin. There are three p orbitals that hold up to six electrons in each energy level.

## How many electrons can the 2nd energy level hold?

eight electrons
How many electrons can a given energy level hold? The maximum numbers of electrons possible for the first four energy levels are shown in the Figure above. For example energy level I can hold a maximum of two electrons and energy level II can hold a maximum of eight electrons.Oct 25 2021

## How many electrons fit in the second energy level?

8 electrons

Explain that the second energy level can only have 8 electrons so the next electron in sodium has to be on the next (third) level.

## How many total orbitals are there in energy level 3?

9

Therefore the third main energy level contains one s-orbital three p-orbital and five d-orbital so the total orbitals will be 9.

## How many orbitals are in 4s?

Maximum number of orbitals in an energy level (n2)
Principal Energy Level (n) sublevels total orbitals
1 1s 1
2 2s 2p 4
3 3s 3p 3d 9
4 4s 4p 4d 4f 16

## How many electrons are there in the p orbitals of the last shell principal energy level of silicon atomic number 14?

six electrons

The p orbital can hold up to six electrons. We’ll put six in the 2p orbital and then put the next two electrons in the 3s. Since the 3s if now full we’ll move to the 3p where we’ll place the remaining two electrons. Therefore the Silicon electron configuration will be 1s22s22p63s23p2.

## How many orbitals are in the p sublevel?

3 orbitals

The p sublevel has 3 orbitals so can contain 6 electrons max.

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