Quantum Numbers: Magnetic Quantum Number Video Lessons

Concept: Magnetic Quantum Number

# Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 232 - 235) Section 6.6 while completing this problem.The contour representation of one of the orbitals for the n = 3 shell of a hydrogen atom is shown in the figure below.In which of the following ways would you modify this sketch if the value of the magnetic quantum number, mš, were to change?(i) It would be drawn larger(ii) The number of lobes would change(iii) The lobes of the orbital would point in a different direction(iv) There would be no change in the sketch

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Recall the different shapes of the s, p, and d orbitals.

The mā values (for each ā) represent an orbital for the subshell:

s subshell ā 1 orbital
p subshell ā 3 orbitals
d subshell ā 5 orbitals

āŖPossible set of quantum #'s for n = 3:

• ā = 0 to n - 1
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###### Problem Details

You may want to reference (Pages 232 - 235) Section 6.6 while completing this problem.

The contour representation of one of the orbitals for the n = 3 shell of a hydrogen atom is shown in the figure below.

In which of the following ways would you modify this sketch if the value of the magnetic quantum number, mš, were to change?
(i) It would be drawn larger
(ii) The number of lobes would change
(iii) The lobes of the orbital would point in a different direction
(iv) There would be no change in the sketch