Conceptual Question

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Conceptual Question

Postby 305154707 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:13 pm

Can someone help me understand the relationship between the quantum numbers and what they describe for the electron configuration of an atom? How do they relate to energy levels and subshells and such? Thanks.

Peter Nguyen 2I
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Re: Conceptual Question

Postby Peter Nguyen 2I » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:31 pm

Quantum numbers specify the size/shell, shape, orientation, and spin state of an electron.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Conceptual Question

Postby Jonathan Cheng 3C » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:11 pm

Quantum numbers describe energy and size (principal quantum #, n), shape (angular momentum quantum #, l), orbitals of a subshell (magnetic quantum #, ml) and spin (ms).


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