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Quantum Numbers

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:31 pm
by Matthew Lee 3L
How come n can go all the way up to 7, but l only goes up to 3 because there are only s, p, d, and f orbitals?

Re: Quantum Numbers

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:38 pm
by manasa933
l can go to a higher level but we're not dealing with them in this class.

Re: Quantum Numbers

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:43 pm
by Nickolas Manipud 1C
Remember that l = (n-1) so if n=7, then the possible l values are 0,1,2,3,4,5,6

Re: Quantum Numbers

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:42 pm
by Ammar Amjad 1L
Yeah, as the person above me stated if n = 7 l = 0,1,2,3,4,5,6. But in class we're only working with l=0,1,2,3.