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7th Edition Book, Section 1.D #23

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 am
by AlyssaBei_1F
In the 7th Edition Book, Section 1.D #23, it asks how many orbitals can have the following quantum numbers in an atom? I understand how to get a, b, and d, but I an confused on c) n=2. Can someone explain to me how the answer is 4?

Re: 7th Edition Book, Section 1.D #23

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 am
by Ray Guo 4C
the 4 orbitals are 2s, 2px, 2py, and 2pz

Re: 7th Edition Book, Section 1.D #23

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:30 am
by Sean Reyes 1J
If n=2, that means that l could be equal to either 0 or 1.
In the case of l=0, that means that ml=0.
In the case of l=1, that means ml=-1,0,+1.
This gives a possibility of having 4 orbitals altogether.