Quantum Numbers

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Quantum Numbers

Postby Andrea_1H » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:29 pm

Why is not possible? I did not understand Dr. Lavelle's explanation in lecture.

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Re: Quantum Numbers

Postby Kylie Lim 4G » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:56 pm

I think ψ2,0,0 is a valid combination if you're talking about quantum numbers (n, l, ml) to describe position of an electron.

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Re: Quantum Numbers

Postby Emily_4B » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:01 am

how do you know which combinations are possible/not possible for the values?

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Re: Quantum Numbers

Postby Rory Simpson 2F » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:22 am

You basically just have to familiarize yourself with the conditions for the values of each quantum number. So, n = 1,2,3,...; l = 0,1,2,...,n-1; ml = l, l-1, l-2,..., -l; and ms = +1/2 or -1/2. 2,0,0 should theoretically be possible values for n, l, and ml.

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