Problem: The accompanying drawing shows a contour plot for a dyz orbital. Consider the quantum numbers that could potentially correspond to this orbital. What is the smallest possible value of the principal quantum number, n?

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The accompanying drawing shows a contour plot for a dyz orbital. Consider the quantum numbers that could potentially correspond to this orbital.

The D subscript yx orbital appears as four teardrop shapes oriented diagonally in the xz plane between the x and z axes; the teardrops form an X shape.

What is the smallest possible value of the principal quantum number, n?

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