magnetic quantum number

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Andrew Jang 4D
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magnetic quantum number

Postby Andrew Jang 4D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:18 pm

What exactly does the magnetic quantum number describe?

Christine Honda 2I
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Re: magnetic quantum number

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:19 pm

The magnetic quantum number tells you how many orbitals there are in a subshell and it tells you the orientation of the orbital.

Akshay Chellappa 1H
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Re: magnetic quantum number

Postby Akshay Chellappa 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:19 pm

The magnetic quantum number describes the orbitals available within a subshell.

Alfred Barrion 2H
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Re: magnetic quantum number

Postby Alfred Barrion 2H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:21 pm

The magnetic quantum number, ml tells you the number of orbitals and the way its oriented in a sub shell. it ranges from -l to l.

CalvinTNguyen2D
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Re: magnetic quantum number

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:24 pm

The magnetic quantum number describes the specific orbital within the shell and the shell shape. It correlates with the orbital quantum number, ranging from -l to +l. This image might be useful to help visualise what's being described by the number. I hope this helps!
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... states.png

KSong_1J
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Re: magnetic quantum number

Postby KSong_1J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:26 pm

The magnetic quantum number describes the number of orbitals within a subshell and the orientation of the orbital; s will have a magnetic quantum number of 0, p can have one between -1 and 1, d can have between -2 and 2, and so on


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