Problem: A hydrogen atom orbital has n = 5 and ml = -2 .What are the possible values of ms for the orbital?

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For the n = 5 and ml = -2:

• for mℓ range of values from - to + 

▪ since s subshell has only one orbital:    m → has only one value
m = -2

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A hydrogen atom orbital has n = 5 and ml = -2 .

What are the possible values of ms for the orbital?

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