Orbitals, 1D.11

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Jessica Esparza 2H
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Orbitals, 1D.11

Postby Jessica Esparza 2H » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm

Could anyone help me with the following question?

How many orbitals are in subshells with l equal to (0,2,1,3)

Andrew Pfeiffer 2E
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Re: Orbitals, 1D.11

Postby Andrew Pfeiffer 2E » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:35 pm

We know that the third quantum number ml helps show the individual orbitals within a subshell.

We know that ml = 2l + 1

Plug in 0, 2, 1, and 3 for l to get answers one orbital, five orbitals, three orbitals, and seven orbital respectively.


See page 34 in the book for a helpful explanation on what "l" represents and how it can be used.

Hope this helped!

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Orbitals, 1D.11

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:08 pm

Nice explanation!

Anyway, these are what I got:

a. 1 orbital
b. 5 orbitals
c. 3 orbitals
d. 7 orbitals


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