Problem: Which combinations of n and I represent real orbitals, and which do not exist? a. 1sb.2p c. 4s d. 2d

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We are asked which combinations of n and I represent real orbitals, and which do not exist.


principal quantum number  energy level in orbitals and its value could be any positive integer starting from 1 to infinity

angular momentum quantum number (ℓ) → (l) has to be at least 1 less than n, range of values from 0 up to (n-1)

▪ Each ℓ value corresponds to a subshell:

 = 0 → s subshell
 = 1 → p subshell 
 = 2 → d subshell
 = 3 → f subshell

 = 4 → g subshell


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Problem Details

Which combinations of n and I represent real orbitals, and which do not exist? 

a. 1s

b.2p 

c. 4s 

d. 2d

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