Magnetic Quantum Number ml

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Amina Durrani 3G
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Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Postby Amina Durrani 3G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:09 pm

What does ml describe? I know that n’s the shell, and l is the sub shell that describes shape, but what does ml describe then?

Michelle Shin 4B
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:11 pm

The magnetic quantum number labels different orbitals of a subshell (orientation) that an electron occupies.

Amina Durrani 3G
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Postby Amina Durrani 3G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:12 pm

So like what would be an example?

Hannah Pham
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Postby Hannah Pham » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:12 pm

ml describes the different orbitals of a subshell, so the orientation.

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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Postby ASetlur_1G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:13 pm

The magnetic quantum number divides subshells into orbitals and describes the orientation of the orbitals.

Hannah Pham
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Postby Hannah Pham » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:14 pm

An example would be how orbitals in p subshell could have orientation of px, py, or pz


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