## Quantum numbers

Blake Salfer 1B
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### Quantum numbers

If n=4 l=3 and ml=-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3 where is the electron located? would the correct answer be 4f?

ThomasLai1D
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### Re: Quantum numbers

The electron is located in 4f.

Andreana Vetus 1A
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### Re: Quantum numbers

Blake Salfer 1B wrote:If n=4 l=3 and ml=-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3 where is the electron located? would the correct answer be 4f?

Could someone explain how to determine where the electron would be located based off of this information?

Mukil_Pari_2I
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### Re: Quantum numbers

The way to figure it out from my understanding is that 4 is the energy level it is in (the principle quantam number n equals 4 in this case) and f is determined by what l is equal to. In this case, the value of l, which is 3, corresponds with the the l value for the f orbital. Thus the answer, if put together, would be 4f.

EllaBerry
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### Re: Quantum numbers

Yes, the answer would be 4f. You know this because n is always the first number, and in this case n=4. Then, looking at l=3 we know it has an f-orbital. Therefore it would be 4f.

Katie Sy 1L
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### Re: Quantum numbers

Yup! It's 4f because n=4 and l=3 which refers to the f block