l=4

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EmilyC_3D
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l=4

Postby EmilyC_3D » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:21 pm

Can the quantum number for l ever be equal to 4 (depending on what n is)? What happens when it is 4?

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Re: l=4

Postby Sabina House 2A » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:28 pm

I think he said in the lecture that in theory l could be equal to 4, but we don't have elements that are this high. So in the periodic table, there are no elements with l=4.

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Re: l=4

Postby Leyna Tran 2D » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:18 pm

I believe in the lecture video he said that l can be any number up to n-1, depending on what n is. For example, if n is 6, l can be 1,2,3,4,5. However, there are only 4 orbitals. l=0 is the s orbital, 1 is p, 2 is d, and 3 is f.

Aayushi Jani 3A
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Re: l=4

Postby Aayushi Jani 3A » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:22 pm

l could be 4, but I think that in this class, we'll only deal with elements up to l=3.

Jasraj Parmar 3H
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Re: l=4

Postby Jasraj Parmar 3H » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:37 pm

It is possible it could be. However, you only have to worry about the l = 0,1,2,3 values for this class.

Tanya Nguyen 1B
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Re: l=4

Postby Tanya Nguyen 1B » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:21 am

l could be 4, but Dr. Lavelle says that in this class we will only use up to l=3 since the subshell for l=3 is f, which is the highest orbital we'll use.

Jason_John_2F
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Re: l=4

Postby Jason_John_2F » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:38 pm

for what we are learning i think it is safe to keep l at 0-3

Brandon Le 3C
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Re: l=4

Postby Brandon Le 3C » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:41 pm

Based on the fact that we don't have elements with l = 4, I think it is best to keep l = 0, 1, 2, and 3.

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Re: l=4

Postby Jordan_OBrien_2k » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:49 am

Although theoretically l could be equal to 4, in this class I believe we only have to deal with l=0,1,2,3 which are s,p,d,f respectively

Ryan Agcaoili 2E
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Re: l=4

Postby Ryan Agcaoili 2E » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:54 am

I believe that l=4 would be equivalent to higher orbitals, but in this class we are only dealing with 0,1,2,3.

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Re: l=4

Postby 505598869 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:08 pm

Yes, it is possible but I do not think we will see much of that in this class.

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Re: l=4

Postby John_Tran_3J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:59 pm

I agree with the posts above, it is theoretically possible, but there are no elements in the periodic table that corresponds to l=4.

Samantha Low 3D
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Re: l=4

Postby Samantha Low 3D » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:40 pm

Thank you for posting! I had the same question and I had trouble wrapping my head around l. This forum definitely helped.

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Re: l=4

Postby joshtully » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:16 pm

Yes, it is possible for l to equal 4, but it is not necessary to know for this class.


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