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Postby 304975260 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:13 pm

How do you find the Ms value when finding n, l, ms, and ml?

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Re: Orbitals

Postby Ricky Ma DIS 4E » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:16 pm

ms is the spin of the electron. There is no way to knowing, you can characterize it with either a +1/2 spin or -1/2 spin. It will always be those two. It doesn't matter just make sure that in an orbital, there is a maximum of two electrons, each with opposide spin.

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Re: Orbitals

Postby Meghanhe1l » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:16 pm

The only rule regarding Ms is that it can take on values of either +0.5 or -0.5 (spin up or spin down). It does not depend of any of the previous quantum numbers.

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Re: Orbitals

Postby Kyleigh Follis 2H » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:20 pm

Ms is the spin quantum number. An electron will always be either spin up or spin down. Ms will either be +1/2 or -1/2. You can choose if you want the electron to have the quantum number +1/2 or -1/2. Due to Hund's Rule, electrons in the same subshell occupy different orbitals with parallel spin. If 2 electrons are in the same orbital then they have opposite spin.

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