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How many electrons in all of 6f oribtals?

  1. Sep 19, 2009 #1
    How many electrons in all of "6f" oribtals?

    My guess is either 14 or 12.
    Which one is right? And please explain why.
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2009 #2

    olgranpappy

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    Re: How many electrons in all of "6f" oribtals?

    "f" means that the orbital angular momentum quantum number is 3. What is the degeneracy (number of possible "m" values) associated with this? Next, what is the degeneracy associated with the spin? Then multiply those two together to get your answer. Cheers.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 #3
    Re: How many electrons in all of "6f" oribtals?

    and it turns out to be 14. olgranpappy I admire your understanding of atomic model.
     
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