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How do you calculate the max number of electrons with ?

  1. Jul 4, 2011 #1
    How do you calculate the maximum number of electrons with principal quantum number:
    a) 1
    b) 2

    There is more, but I list two because I want to learn how to do it. How do you show your work mathematically and what is is the principal quantum number?
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  3. Jul 4, 2011 #2
    Well, it's been awhile. For 1 there's just the s suborbital with 2 e, right?
    For 2 there is the px, the py and the pz subs, each having 2 for a total of 6. Or is it that the 2 quantum number includes the s?
  4. Jul 4, 2011 #3
    I don't understand what you are claiming to do.
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