1D.23 Number of Orbitals question

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Kimberly Bauer 4E
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1D.23 Number of Orbitals question

Postby Kimberly Bauer 4E » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:43 pm

How many orbitals can have the following quantum numbers in an atom:
(a)n=2,l=1
(b)n=4,l=2,ml=-2
(c)n=2
(d)n=3,l=2,ml=+1

Wouldn't it be noted by the quantum number l as that one tells us whether it's a s-, p-, d-, or f- orbital? The solutions manual says different.

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Re: 1D.23 Number of Orbitals question

Postby 905416023 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:45 pm

You can tell how many orbitals there are by the l number. For example, the s has 1 orbital, p has 3, d has 5, and f has 7.

Sophia Shaka 3L
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Re: 1D.23 Number of Orbitals question

Postby Sophia Shaka 3L » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:47 pm

S, p, d, and f are subshells. The orbital is specified by the first 3 quantum numbers, as 2 electrons occupy an orbital. Therefore, you need the first 3 quantum numbers to be given in order for the answer to be 1.


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