(Closed) quantum #'s, please help me!!!

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 5
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Busy bee

Do you have a fellow student that can help?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

n is the principle quantum number

l is the angular momentum and corresponds to an orbital shape, can be found by using (n-1)

m is the magnetic quantum number. m tends to be a list of numbers and is based on what you get for l. Basically you put a negative sign infront of your l value and then list the whole numbers up to the positive value for l. 

For example, if your l value is 4, then your m values are -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4

the s is the electron spin number and always either -1/2 or 1/2 (spin down or up). It is independant of the other variables. 


Hope that helps!

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