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Megan Potter 1G
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Postby Megan Potter 1G » Wed May 02, 2018 6:15 pm

"What are the principal and orbital angular momentum quantum numbers for each of the following orbitals:
a) 6p
b) 3d
c) 2p
d) 5f

I said n= 6, 3, 2, and 5 in that order for the principal quantum numbers. How would you find the angular momentums? is that l?

Faisal Alshamaa - 1L
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Re: 2.21

Postby Faisal Alshamaa - 1L » Wed May 02, 2018 7:33 pm

Basically, these are the fancy words for n,l,ml,ms:
Principle quantum number = n
orbital angular momentum = l (or n-1)
Magnetic = ml
spin magnetic = ms
This is straight from Table 2.2 on page 36 from the textbook!
Hope that helps :)

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Re: 2.21

Postby octaviahuang1f » Wed May 02, 2018 8:54 pm

Yes, l is the orbital angular momentum number. In this case, you need to match s,p,d,f orbitals with their corresponding angular momentum number (l). Hope this helps!

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