How many electrons in the ground state of a Hg atom can have the quantum number ml = +1?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The way I am trying to figure this out is as follows..

Electron configuration for HG is..

[Xe]6s^2 5d^10

n=6

l : ml

0: 0

1: -1,0,1

2: -2,-1,0,1,2

3 -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3

4 -4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4

5: -5,-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5

so ml can = +1 where l=1-5

Thats a total of 5 subshells that can have ml=+1.

If each subshell can hold two electrons, then the answer must be 10 right?

But apparently it is actually 16. Can someone please explain to me how it is 16?

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# How many electrons in the ground state of a Hg atom

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