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Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:09 pm
by Amina Durrani 3G
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?

Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:11 pm
by Michelle Shin 4B
The magnetic quantum number labels different orbitals of a subshell (orientation) that an electron occupies.

Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:12 pm
by Amina Durrani 3G
So like what would be an example?

Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:12 pm
by Hannah Pham
ml describes the different orbitals of a subshell, so the orientation.

Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:13 pm
by ASetlur_1G
The magnetic quantum number divides subshells into orbitals and describes the orientation of the orbitals.

Re: Magnetic Quantum Number ml

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:14 pm
by Hannah Pham
An example would be how orbitals in p subshell could have orientation of px, py, or pz