To determine the possible values of ℓ and mℓ when n = 3 , let’s first define the possible values of the first three quantum numbers:
• principal quantum number (n) → energy level in orbitals and its value could be any positive integerstarting from 1
• angular momentum quantum number (ℓ) → (l) has to be at least 1 less than n, range of values from 0 up to (n-1)
• magnetic quantum number (mℓ) → range of values from -ℓ to + ℓ.
How many possible values for l and m l are there when (a) n = 3?
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