Quantum Numbers

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Sofia Q
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Quantum Numbers

Postby Sofia Q » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:11 pm

Hi,
Could someone explain to me how many subshells there would be if n=4?

Karina Kong 2H
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Re: Quantum Numbers

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:15 pm

There are four subshells. Since n=4, l can only be four different values which are 0,1,2, and 3 which correspond to s, p, d, and f.

Hailey Kim 4G
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Re: Quantum Numbers

Postby Hailey Kim 4G » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:15 pm

If n=4, there would be four subshells: s, p, d, f.

Helen Struble 2F
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Re: Quantum Numbers

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Remember, the angular momentum quantum number, l, determines the subshell. n can have integer values greater than 0, in this case n=4 is given.

l can have integer values from 0 to n-1, so if n=4, l can = 0,1,2,3.

So, in a ground state there are a possible of four subshells: l=0 would be the s subshell, l=1 would be the p subshell, l=2 would be the d subshell, and l=3 would be the f subshell.


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