1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a universe different from ours, the laws of quantum mechanics are the same as ours with one small change. In this different universe the m ℓ quantum number obeys this rule. mℓ = (-ℓ-1), (-ℓ),..,0,...(ℓ), (ℓ+1) In this different universe, what is the maximum number of electrons required to fill the 2p orbitals? Determine only the electrons in the indicated p orbitals not any in other orbitals 3. The attempt at a solution How do I do this question? I though m ℓ didn't affect the number of electrons in the p orbitals, so i put that the answer for the maximum number of electrons in 2p orbital was 6, however that was wrong. So, how do I do this? How does the m ℓ affect the maximum number of electrons? Would the answer be 10, since m ℓ would be values of -2, -1, 0, 1, 2? This really makes no sense to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.