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N Quantum Number

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:43 pm
by Tatiana R Dis 3E
Does the n quantum number represent the number before the letter that represents the shape? For example, n=2 is 2s or 2p orbital?

Re: N Quantum Number

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 pm
by Nisarg Shah 1C
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.

Re: N Quantum Number

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:17 pm
by Brigitte Phung 1F
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.

Re: N Quantum Number  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:30 pm
by Alexandria Weinberger
n represents the size and energy and is the shell.
s,p,d,f are all determining the shape