N Quantum Number  [ENDORSED]

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Tatiana R Dis 3E
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N Quantum Number

Postby Tatiana R Dis 3E » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:43 pm

Does the n quantum number represent the number before the letter that represents the shape? For example, n=2 is 2s or 2p orbital?

Nisarg Shah 1C
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Re: N Quantum Number

Postby Nisarg Shah 1C » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 pm

Yes the n quantum number represents the energy level the electron is at. It doesn't tell us orbital shape, orientation or the spin of the electrons. Therefore, n=2 can be 2s or 2p.

Brigitte Phung 1F
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Re: N Quantum Number

Postby Brigitte Phung 1F » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:17 pm

Yes, the principle quantum number n determines the energy and size, and is also called a shell. The angular momentum quantum number l corresponds to the s/p/d/f-orbitals and describes the shape.

Alexandria Weinberger
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Re: N Quantum Number  [ENDORSED]

Postby Alexandria Weinberger » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:30 pm

n represents the size and energy and is the shell.
s,p,d,f are all determining the shape

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