Finding the "Highest L value for the e-"  [ENDORSED]

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Tyler_Honrada_1L
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Finding the "Highest L value for the e-"

Postby Tyler_Honrada_1L » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:08 pm

So I was in a review session today and had to leave a little early so I couldn't ask a question. So the question gave us different elements such as Ca, K, and F, and then we were supposed to find the n value, and the Highest L value for the e-. So when you organize the orbitals pertaining the the L values (such as L=+1,0,-1), does it matter what order you put the numbers in? Is it negative to positive or positive to negative? I know this was worded poorly, but I can't recall what the exact question is. Thank you!

Anmol Dhaliwal 2C
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Re: Finding the "Highest L value for the e-"  [ENDORSED]

Postby Anmol Dhaliwal 2C » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:14 pm

It would be worded usually from negative to positive. I don't believe it technically matters which order you put it in, but generally the rule for L is -L to postive L so it would be better to word it from negative to positive values of the L.


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