Angular Momentum Quantum Number

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HanSitoy
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Angular Momentum Quantum Number

Postby HanSitoy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:20 pm

I understand that l = n-1. So let's say that the principal energy level of an atom is 5, that means that there can be 5 different values of l in terms of subshells from 0-4; so the 4 is equivalent to a g-subshell, right? What does that mean?

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Abigail Yap 2K
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Re: Angular Momentum Quantum Number

Postby Abigail Yap 2K » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:51 pm

The g subshell is simply the next subshell and it has nine orbitals for a total of eighteen electrons. I think that there aren't currently any known elements whose ground-state configurations reach the g subshell.


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