We are being asked for how many electrons are present in the 3px orbital. The 3 in 3px is the electron’s energy level and it will not affect the number of electrons present in the orbital. Let’s then recall the subshells (or sublevels) and their electron orbitals.
s subshell→ 1 orbital
How many electrons are there in a filled 3px orbital?
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