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Possible Quantum Number Values

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:16 pm
by emaad_3H
If the principal quantum number can go past 4 and the the orbital angular momentum quantum number can go up to a value of (n-1) but also represents the shape of the orbitals, does that mean that there are orbitals beyond the f subshell? What would that look like?

Re: Possible Quantum Number Values

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:24 pm
by Tanmay Singhal 1H
there aren't on the periodic table

Re: Possible Quantum Number Values

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:32 pm
by Ryan Yee 1J
There exists a g subshell, but theres no purpose to it because of the amount of electrons needed to create such an element would be super unstable. (The atom would have to have 121 electrons, to which the element would have a very hard time existing.)

Source:
https://www.askamathematician.com/2012/ ... yond-that/

Re: Possible Quantum Number Values

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:20 am
by Sam McNeill 1E
There are orbitals that go beyond f, but I believe we only have to be familiar with s, p, d, and know that f exists.

Re: Possible Quantum Number Values

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 am
by Jack Riley 4f
There are orbitals past f, such as the g orbital for example. However, this orbital is very unstable. For this class, we only need to know how to use the s, p, and d orbitals and know of the f orbital.