Problem ID.11

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Ava Kjos 1D
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Problem ID.11

Postby Ava Kjos 1D » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:34 pm

How do you figure out how many orbitals are subshells with l equal to a specific value?

Aidan Ryan 1B
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Re: Problem ID.11

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 pm

re: How do you figure out how many orbitals are subshells with l equal to a specific value?

I am a little confused by your question. However l is the essentially and value less than the n and greater than or equal to 0. For example if n=3 then l can be 0,1 or 2. Inside sub shells are orbitals. For example for the 2p sub shell there are three orbitals.

Daniel_Frees_1L
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Re: Problem ID.11

Postby Daniel_Frees_1L » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:50 pm

To figure out how many orbitals are in a sub shell l: # = 2l +1

Jake Gordon 1A
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Re: Problem ID.11

Postby Jake Gordon 1A » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:51 pm

The "l" quantum number distinguishes the sub shell (0=s 1=p 2=d 3=f)
Each sub shell has a set number of orbitals which I like to think about visually but they also increase by two each sub shell
s has 1
p has 3
d has 5
f has 7 and these are all denoted by the 3rd quantum number which ranges from -l to l with all integers in between

for example if you are given

n=3 l=2 you have 5 options for ml -2,-1,0,1,2 and of course 2 options (-.5 and +.5) for ms


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