Textbook problem 1.D.13

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Textbook problem 1.D.13

Postby 805377003 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:51 pm

Can someone explain the answer to this?

How many values of ml are allowed for an electron in a 6d-subshell?

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Re: Textbook problem 1.D.13

Postby Olivia Yang 3J » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:55 pm

I believe that any d-subshell contains 5 orbitals so there would be 5 values of the ml.

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Re: Textbook problem 1.D.13

Postby Audra Mcleod 3G » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:56 pm

Hello!
Ml can be determined from the value of l, in which the ml values will range from: -l... 0...+l. Since the problem gives the 6d orbital, we know that the l value is 2 since a d orbital correspond to l=2. With this information, we now know that there will be 5 values of ml, which will include -2,-1,0,1,2.

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Re: Textbook problem 1.D.13

Postby KhanTran3K » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:56 pm

Hey!
The ml quantum describes the electron in an atom and its spin state. With this, this depends on which orbital that the electron is in. We are given that the electron is in a 6d state which means that we are in the d orbital. Since the d orbital has an l value of 2, there would be 5 possible values of ml since this would allow -2, -1, 0, 1, and 2 states for ml. Correct me if I am wrong but hope this helps!


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