1D 15

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Kelly Cai 4D
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1D 15

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:26 pm

What are the principal and orbital angular momentum quantum numbers for each of the following orbitals: (a) 6p; (b) 3d; (c) 2p; (d) 5f?

Ellen Amico 2L
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Re: 1D 15

Postby Ellen Amico 2L » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:47 pm

The principal quantum number refers to the shell and the orbital angular momentum number refers to which orbital the electron is in.
So for this problem it would be:
a) 6p - n = 6, l = 1
b) 3d - n = 3, l = 2
c) 2p - n = 2, l = 1
d) 5f - n = 5, l = 3

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Re: 1D 15

Postby 405268063 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:17 pm

Yup, I just wanted to elaborate on what the person before me said. The angular momentum (l) is based on the orbital you are talking about. So, it's 0 for the s-orbital, 1 for the p-orbital, 2 for the d-orbital, and 3 for the f-orbital.


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