## "n" variable

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EthanPham_1G
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### "n" variable

Hi guys! In today's lecture, what did Professor Lavelle mean by the variable "n" and how does it affect the energy of an electron?

Naneeta Desar 1K
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### Re: "n" variable

The "n" variable usually regards the principle quantum number in regards to the shell and is assigned to electrons in an atom to determine the state of the electron.

JasonKwon_3k
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### Re: "n" variable

n refers to the energy level that an electron can be in.

Brian J Cheng 1I
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### Re: "n" variable

"n" refers to the energy level of a particular electron. Because energy is "quantized" at the quantum level, electrons can only exist in specific energy values, hence "n" being limited to 1, 2, 3, etc etc.