Quantum number ml

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Leah Thomas 2E
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Quantum number ml

Postby Leah Thomas 2E » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:39 am

Can someone please explain the what the quantum number ml stand for? I how you get the number but what does it represent and how do you know based on which number is given to you?

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Re: Quantum number ml

Postby Shanmitha Arun 1L » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 am

Quantum number ml is the magnetic quantum number. It determines the number of orbitals and their orientation within a subshell. In the s orbital, there is only one possible orientation which is 0. For example in the p orbital, it would be 1 0 -1. Based on the electron, it would be one of those integers.

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Re: Quantum number ml

Postby Hammad Khan 2B » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:33 am

In addition, ml ranges from -l to l so if the value of l is 2 then the ml numbers would be -2,-1,0,1,2.


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