In this problem, we are asked to find the number of orbitals that would exist in an alternate universe in which the possible values of l are the integer values from 0 to n (instead of 0 to n - 1), where n=2.
The angular momentum quantum number (l), also known as the azimuthal quantum number, tells us the shape of the electron orbitals.
The magnetic quantum number (ml) deals with the orientation of the orbital in the space around the nucleus.
To solve this problem:
Step 1. List the possible values of the angular momentum quantum number.
Step 2. Determine the possible values of the magnetic quantum number.
Step 3. Count the total number of orbitals.
Suppose that in an alternate universe, the possible values of l are the integer values from 0 to n (instead of 0 to n - 1). Assuming no other differences between this universe and ours, how many orbitals would exist in each level in the alternate universe?
n = 2
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Quantum Numbers: Angular Momentum Quantum Number concept. You can view video lessons to learn Quantum Numbers: Angular Momentum Quantum Number. Or if you need more Quantum Numbers: Angular Momentum Quantum Number practice, you can also practice Quantum Numbers: Angular Momentum Quantum Number practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Lee's class at University of Western Ontario.