Calculating quantum numbers

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Drew Myers 4G
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Calculating quantum numbers

Postby Drew Myers 4G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:51 pm

What is the best way to calculate quantum numbers?

Jesalynne 2F
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Re: Calculating quantum numbers

Postby Jesalynne 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:39 pm

If you're asked to give the quantum numbers for an atom or an ion you can write out the electron configuration of it and from there you can easily find out the quantum numbers.

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Re: Calculating quantum numbers

Postby 105289321 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:24 pm

Writing out the electron configuration will give all 4 quantum numbers in some respect

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Re: Calculating quantum numbers

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:36 pm

Identifying the subshell in which the electron exists in will give you the first two quantum numbers, and the orbital will give ml and the spin of the electron will tell you if it is +1/2 or -1/2.

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Re: Calculating quantum numbers

Postby ramiro_romero » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:17 pm

Focus on the last electron when calculating quantum numbers. N and L can be calculated by simply looking at the primary quantum number and the angular orbital number. Ml and Ms will tell you the spin and specific orbital of that electron.

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