Magnetic Quantum Number

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Jasmine Reddy DIS 1E
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Magnetic Quantum Number

Postby Jasmine Reddy DIS 1E » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:38 pm

Given the magnetic quantum number, what information can we directly deduce about an orbital?

Katie Frei 1L
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

Postby Katie Frei 1L » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:34 pm

Given the magnetic quantum number you can differentiate the specific orbitals within a subshell. The magnetic quantum number also states the orientation of the orbital.

anishathomas
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

Postby anishathomas » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:11 pm

With magnetic quantum number you can know more about the orbitals within the subshells.

Kailey Nichols 4B
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Re: Magnetic Quantum Number

Postby Kailey Nichols 4B » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:51 pm

The magnetic quantum number tells you about the orientation of the electron orbitals. For example, if you think back to the lecture where we talked about the p-orbital and how when l = 1, ml can be -1, 0, or 1 which roughly translates to px, py, or pz. Note though that when going from the ml value to describing the orientation of the p-orbital in terms of the axis that goes through the orbital, x, y, and z are arbitrary and don't correspond to a specific ml value.


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