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Unformatted text preview: - n, l, ml used to describe orbitals o n = positive integer, principle quantum number ; increases as electron gets farther away from nucleus o En = (-2.18 x 10-18 J)(1/n2) o l = integer from 0 to n-1, azimuthal quantum number ; describes orbital shape o ml = integers between l and -l, magnetic quantum number ; describes orientation of orbital electron shell- collection of orbitals w/ same n value subshell- orbitals w/ same n and l values n subshells in the shell w/ principle quantum number n each subshell has 2(l)+1 number of orbitals n2 = total number of orbitals in a shell ground state - electron in lowest energy orbital excited state - electron in any other orbital, reaches this level by absorbing photons...
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- Spring '08