Spin Quantum Number

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Martina
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Spin Quantum Number

Postby Martina » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:33 pm

What is the difference between an atom having a positive spin quantum number versus a negative one?

Angelo Mapalo 4E
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Re: Spin Quantum Number

Postby Angelo Mapalo 4E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:34 pm

Positive means it's spinning up, negative means it's spinning down.

Vuong_2F
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Re: Spin Quantum Number

Postby Vuong_2F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:11 pm

Positive is represented by an up arrow, which means that it's spinning counterclockwise. Negative is represented by a down arrow, which means that it's spinning clockwise.

Siya Shah 1J
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Re: Spin Quantum Number

Postby Siya Shah 1J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm

Also, this spin number is important to know because it determines whether or not an atom can generate a magnetic field.


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