# How many Subshells are there in the shell with N 6?

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**There**are up to four

**subshells**in an electron

**shell**with a principal energy level of

**n**=

**6**.

Hereof, how many Subshells are there in n shell?

4 subshells

**shell**has

**4 subshells**: the s

**subshell**, which has 1 orbital with 2 electrons, the p

**subshell**, which has 3 orbitals with 6 electrons, the d

**subshell**, which has 5 orbitals with 10 electrons, and the f

**subshell**, which has 7 orbitals with 14 electrons, for a total of 16 orbitals and 32 electrons.

Also to know is, how many Subshells are there in the shell with n 3?

three subshells

Each shell can contain only a fixed number of electrons: The first shell can hold up to **two electrons**, the second shell can hold up to eight (2 + 6) electrons, the third shell can hold up to **18** (2 + 6 + 10) and so on. The general formula is that the nth shell can in principle hold up to 2(n^{2}) electrons.