Posted by Trevor on .
The maximum number of electrons that can occupy ONE f orbital is:
A. 14
B. 6
C. 2
D. 18
E. 10
Wrong Points Earned: 0/2
Your Response: A
Seriously can't an f orbital hold 14 electrons?

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Trevor,
The maximum number of electrons that can occupy ONE f orbital is:
A. 14
B. 6
C. 2
D. 18
E. 10
Wrong Points Earned: 0/2
Your Response: A
I don't know why that didn't post anything... But can't a f orbital hold 14 electrons? according to my professors online quiz it can't??? 
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Michelle,
Since it is asking for ONE f orbital the answer would be C. 2. There are 7 f orbitals, each containing 2 electrons making the WHOLE f orbital to hold 14 electrons. As they are only asking for ONE, the answer would be two because each of the 7 f orbitals holds two.
Hope this helped!