Angular Momentum

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Shreya Patel- 2D
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Angular Momentum

Postby Shreya Patel- 2D » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:11 pm

Hi everyone! Can anyone explain to be what an angular momentum value of O means? I am a little unsure of my understanding of angular momentum, so can anyone explain it in simple terms?

Thank you!

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Re: Angular Momentum

Postby Gwendolyn Hill 2F » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:38 pm

Not sure if that is an O or a 0, but a value of 0 would mean that its linear momentum is zero. For an electron for example, that means the electron is stationary. For S orbitals, the angular momentum is 0, because S orbitals are spherically symmetric, and angular momentum is about irregular shapes of an atomic orbital. If you meant "O" the letter, then O can often just mean the origin?

Brandon McClelland3L
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Re: Angular Momentum

Postby Brandon McClelland3L » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:06 pm

An angular momentum of zero just means that the particle is not moving.

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Re: Angular Momentum

Postby Ansh Patel 2I » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:17 pm

Hi! An angular momentum of 0 means that there is no linear momentum; in other words, the electron is not moving.

Brandon Carris
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Re: Angular Momentum

Postby Brandon Carris » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:28 pm

yea if the angular momentum is zero then the particle wouldn't be moving at all.

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Re: Angular Momentum

Postby Mansi Solanki 3A » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:03 pm

The angular momentum quantum number represents the shape of the orbital that an electron is located in. For an angular momentum of 0, it would mean that the orbital shape would be an s orbital. Angular momentum is associated with rotating motion and if it is equal to zero, it would mean that the particle is not moving.


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