Problem: What is the subshell corresponding to the following sets of quantum numbers? an example of a subshell is 2s?a. n=3, l=2b. n=3, l=1

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We’re being asked to determine the number of orbitals for n=3, l=2 and n=3, l = 1


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.


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What is the subshell corresponding to the following sets of quantum numbers? an example of a subshell is 2s?

a. n=3, l=2

b. n=3, l=1

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