Are there 3 orbitals in the 4p shell?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes. All p shells will have a total of 3 atomic orbitals.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_configuratio...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. The 4 px 4 py and 4 pz for a total of 6 e-

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  • Meghan
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    1 decade ago

    there are 3 orbitals in every p shell, not just 4. that makes 6 electrons total!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, p has always 3 orbitals, no matter its level.

    s: 1 orb.

    p: 3orb.

    d: 5 orb.

    f: 7 orb

    However, you do not have p orbitals in all levels

    It goes like this:

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    1s

    2s-2p

    3s-3p-3d

    4s-4p-4d-4f

    5s-5p-5d-5f-5g...

    And so on

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