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Deducing the allowed quantum numbers of an atomic electron

# Deducing the allowed quantum numbers of an atomic electron...

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Deducing the allowed quantum numbers of an atomic electron Problem: List all possible value of the angular momentum quantum number l for an electron in the L(n=2) shell of an atom You can solve this problem by using the restrictions on the quantum numbers that label the quantum state of an electron in an atom You're told an electron is in the L shell of an atom--that means that the quantum state is n=2 In general the allowed values of l are the n integers between 0 and n-1. So if n=2, then the
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Unformatted text preview: allowed values of l are 0 and 1. Problem: List all possible values of the magnetic quantum number m 1 for a 3p electron. You're told an electron in an atom is a 3p electron. • That means the electron is in a quantum state with n=3 and l=1 In general the allowed values of m 1 are 2l+1 integers between -l and +l • So if l=1, the allowed values of m 1 are 3 -1,0, and 1...
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