quantum number

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jordanginyard_
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quantum number

Postby jordanginyard_ » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:28 pm

Is it true that once the principle quantum number increases, the number of orbitals increases as well?

manisha_joseph_1H
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Re: quantum number

Postby manisha_joseph_1H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:32 pm

Yes, I believe this statement is true. For instance, if you were to increase the principal quantum number from 1 to 2, this would result in the number of orbitals going from 1 to 3, as you now have the 1s, 2s, and 2p orbitals as opposed to the initial 1s orbital.

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Re: quantum number

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:33 pm

Yes, as you increase the principal quantum energy number the number of electron shells also increases!

Brandon McClelland3L
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Re: quantum number

Postby Brandon McClelland3L » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:51 pm

Yep, as far as I know a larger quantum number means more shells too.


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