Problem: What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following set of quantum numbers?n = 4, l = 3, ml = -2, ms = +1/2 A) 0 B) 1 C) 2 D) 6 E) 10

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We are being asked to determine the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following set of quantum numbers:

n = 4, l = 3, ml = -2, ms = +1/2 


Recall that

l = n - 1

ml = -l to +l

ms = +1/2 or -1/2


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What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following set of quantum numbers?

n = 4, l = 3, ml = -2, ms = +1/2 

A) 0 

B) 1 

C) 2 

D) 6 

E) 10

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