ms quantum number

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ms quantum number

Postby 204917020 » Sun May 20, 2018 2:05 am

Why is it that an H atom can only have +1/2 and -1/2 spin? What exactly does the value of 1/2 mean?

Johanna Caprietta 1E
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Re: ms quantum number

Postby Johanna Caprietta 1E » Sun May 20, 2018 9:19 am

From my knowledge, I don't think the value of 1/2 is important. When doing these problems I think the important thing is the sign that is associated with the 1/2, so +1/2 would mean that the electrons would be positioned spin up and a value of -1/2 would have the electrons in a spin down position.


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