Problem: Select the acceptable sets of quantum numbers in an atom.a.) (2, 2, 1,+1/2)b.) (3,2,1,1)c.) (1, 0, 1/2, 1/2)d) (4, 3, -2, +1/2)e.) (3, 0, 0, +1/2)

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Recall that the quantum numbers that define an electron are:


• Principal Quantum Number (n): deals with the size and energy of the atomic orbital

The possible values for n are 1 to ∞.

• Angular Momentum Quantum Number (l): deals with the shape of the atomic orbital

The possible values for l are 0 to (n – 1).

• Magnetic Quantum Number (ml): deals with the orientation of the atomic orbital in 3D space. 

The possible values for ml is the range of l: –l to +l.

• Spin Quantum Number (ms): deals with the spin of the electron. The possible values for ms are either –1/2 (spin down) or +1/2 (spin up).


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Select the acceptable sets of quantum numbers in an atom.

a.) (2, 2, 1,+1/2)

b.) (3,2,1,1)

c.) (1, 0, 1/2, 1/2)

d) (4, 3, -2, +1/2)

e.) (3, 0, 0, +1/2)

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