## Magnetic Quantum Number

Bryce Ramirez 1J
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### Magnetic Quantum Number

When giving the answer for Ml, is it always listed as the full range of the numbers. Like if L equals 2, Ml is usually written as 2, 1, 0 ,-1, -2. But could you just write that theres a range of 5 and say that Ml equals 5?

Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

You would write out all the values like -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, because those are the values, not 5.

CynthiaLy4F
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

You cannot say ml is equal to 5 because it is not the actual value. It's best to list them all out.

AniP_2D
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

You would have to write out all 5 values instead of just saying 5.

Eva Zhao 4I
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

You would only say 5 if the question asks for the number of possible ml values. Otherwise, given that l=2, you can't say that 5 is a possible value of ml since the allowed values are l, l-1,..., 0,..., -l.

selatran1h
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### Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

The 5 just means that there are 5 total values for the magnetic quantum number, so you would still have to write out all of the actual values.