### Terminology with quantum numbers

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**Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:15 pm**While I was doing the homework problems, I came across some questions where I wasn't sure which quantum number they were asking me to find. So I just wanted to make sure:

- when they ask for the number of orbitals, does that mean the quantum number ml?

- when they ask for the number of subshells, does that mean the quantum number l?

- when they refer to a shell, does that mean the quantum number n?

- and would ms just be the spin?

Sorry for the many questions!

Thank you!!

Anna De Schutter - section 1A

- when they ask for the number of orbitals, does that mean the quantum number ml?

- when they ask for the number of subshells, does that mean the quantum number l?

- when they refer to a shell, does that mean the quantum number n?

- and would ms just be the spin?

Sorry for the many questions!

Thank you!!

Anna De Schutter - section 1A