m with subscript l

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Ricardo Martin 1J
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m with subscript l

Postby Ricardo Martin 1J » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:04 pm

what does m with subscript l tell you about the atom?

Xiangkun Shi 3E
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Re: m with subscript l

Postby Xiangkun Shi 3E » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:08 pm

It is the magnetic quantum number which tells you the orientation of the orbital. It can take the value from -l to l.

Ryan Danis 1J
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Re: m with subscript l

Postby Ryan Danis 1J » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:12 pm

m subscript l is the third quantum number known as the magnetic quantum number. It distinguishes the the individual orbitals within a subshell (tells us the number of orbitals and their orientation. It can have the values l, l-1, ... , -l.

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Re: m with subscript l

Postby Grace Kim 1J » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:56 pm

Just like what the others said, m with the subscript l is the magnetic quantum number which describes an orbital's orientation. It can be found from the angular momentum (l). If l was 1 for example, then the possible ml values would be -1, 0, and 1.

Cecilia Jardon 1I
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Re: m with subscript l

Postby Cecilia Jardon 1I » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:03 pm

m subscript (l) has the name magnetic. It specifies the orbitals of the shells and indicates the orientation.


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