## Magnetic Quantum numbers

Viviana Velasquez
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### Magnetic Quantum numbers

What are magnetic quantum numbers and how do you find them?

Rida Ismail 2E
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum numbers

The magnetic quantum is the orbital that an e- occupies. If let's say it is in the p block than it can be in 1 of 3 orbitals. I don't think it matters directly which orbital we stick it in, but just as long as we follow all of the rules (Hund, Aufbau, Pauli)

Kayli Choy 2F
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum numbers

Magnetic quantum number distinguishes individual orbitals in the subshell (the orientation of an electron). The allowed values for magnetic quantum number are the integers from -l to l (where l is the orbital angular momentum quantum number)

Caroline Zepecki
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum numbers

Magnetic quantum numbers can range from -l to l, and there are either going to be 1, 3, 5, 7 depending on the value of l

ramiro_romero
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum numbers

Ml can be within the range of -l to l. You look at the placement of the last electron to determine the value of Ml. For example, if an electron is in the p orbital in the 2nd slot, its Ml would be 0 because it is in the middle of the range from -1 to 1.