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Question 5B Midterm

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:39 pm
by Jaime_Chamberlain_3G
For Q5B and C on the midterm, the question is "What is the subshell notation and the total number of orbitals having the quantum numbers n=3, l=2 for a given element?" How would you go about finding this answer? Thank you.

Re: Question 5B Midterm

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:40 pm
by Marie_Bae_3M
I think this is because n = 3 refers to the 3rd orbital. l = 2 refers to the d-orbital. So, the subshell notation becomes 3d orbital, and the d-orbital contains 5 orbitals. :)