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Spin Quantum Number

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:33 pm
by Martina
What is the difference between an atom having a positive spin quantum number versus a negative one?

Re: Spin Quantum Number

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:34 pm
by Angelo Mapalo 4E
Positive means it's spinning up, negative means it's spinning down.

Re: Spin Quantum Number

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:11 pm
by Vuong_2F
Positive is represented by an up arrow, which means that it's spinning counterclockwise. Negative is represented by a down arrow, which means that it's spinning clockwise.

Re: Spin Quantum Number

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm
by Siya Shah 1J
Also, this spin number is important to know because it determines whether or not an atom can generate a magnetic field.