The N in l,n,m  [ENDORSED]

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Leslie Contreras 1D
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The N in l,n,m

Postby Leslie Contreras 1D » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:41 pm

in the book, n is the quantum number, related to size and energy
How does it relate to orbitals?

Liliana Rosales 1E
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Re: The N in l,n,m

Postby Liliana Rosales 1E » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:36 pm

The principal quantum number (n) would tell you the size of the orbital. The higher the n value, the bigger the orbital is. Also the n value can indirectly tell you the energy of the orbital. For example, an electron at n=1 would need energy to be absorbed in order to excite the electron onto a higher n value. If the electron was at n=2 and then dropped to n=1, then it would be said that energy was released.

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