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sarahartzell1k
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orbitals

Postby sarahartzell1k » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:55 pm

How do you find the number of orbitals in a sub shell when given the value of l?

Matthew Tran 1H
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Re: orbitals

Postby Matthew Tran 1H » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:11 pm

You would use the magnetic quantum number (m subscript l), which takes on values of -l to +l. So for l=0 (s) there would be one orbital, for l=1(p) there would be 3 orbitals (-1,0,1), for l=2(d) there would be 5 orbitals (-2,-1,0,1,2), etc.

Sean Reyes 1J
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Re: orbitals

Postby Sean Reyes 1J » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:46 pm

When given l, the number of orbitals in a sub shell ranges from:
l,(l-1), ... , -l


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