Listing quantum numbers

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Parker Smith
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Listing quantum numbers

Postby Parker Smith » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:21 pm

Does it matter the order I list the quantum numbers in one descriptor?
For instance, when I list the possible L numbers, I list from positive to negative (1,0,-1). The book lists them oppositely (-1,0,1). Will I lose points for listing them "backwards?"

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Re: Listing quantum numbers

Postby AArmellini_1I » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:23 pm

I doubt so but if you know the book lists from - to + it wouldn't hurt to mimic it! Also it may confuse you when looking at what planes (x,y,z) your orbital is in but I don't think he really expects us to know that anyways

Simon Dionson 4I
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Re: Listing quantum numbers

Postby Simon Dionson 4I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:36 am

I think as long as you know the values, you should be fine. I also don't think they'll explicitly mark you down if you assign a random ml value to an atom since they can be in any orientation in a given moment.

Melanie Lin 3E
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Re: Listing quantum numbers

Postby Melanie Lin 3E » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:05 pm

I'm sure you'll be fine since you'll still have the information/work you need to show there. Though I'm not entirely sure if listing it that way may affect future work (outside of class) like in research or showing others your work (as in it might throw people off(?)).

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