Magnetic Numbers

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Robert Estrada
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Magnetic Numbers

Postby Robert Estrada » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Can someone re-explain how we find the possible magnetic numbers?

Ethan-Van To Dis2L
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Re: Magnetic Numbers

Postby Ethan-Van To Dis2L » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:48 pm

Magnetic quantum numbers can be found using 3 formulas (you have to use all of them to find all the magnetic numbers). They are: l, l-1, -1

Michelle Steinberg2J
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Re: Magnetic Numbers

Postby Michelle Steinberg2J » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:16 pm

Hi! To find quantum numbers I find it helpful to take it step-by-step.
1. The principal quantum number is any positive integer. It is the energy shell.
Ex. 1s, n=1. 3s, n=3.
2. ℓ is reliant on the principal quantum number AKA n.
ℓ can be found with the equation n-1. It tells you the shape.
It is helpful to memorize that an ℓ value of 0 is the s-orbital, 1 is p, 2 is d, and 3 is f.
3. Magnetic quantum numbers are reliant on the angular momentum quantum numbers AKA ℓ.
It includes positive ℓ , negative ℓ , and all integers in between.
Ex. ℓ =2, Mℓ = -2,-1,0,1,2


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