Problem: What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following quantum numbers?n = 3, ml = -2

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In this problem, we are being asked to determine the maximum number of electrons in an atom that has a quantum number of n = 3, mℓ = -2

Next, let’s define and determine the possible values of the quantum numbers:

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

• magnetic quantum number (m) → range of values from - to + 

▪ The m values (for each ℓ) represent electron orbitals for the subshell:

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

n = 3, ml = -2

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