Chapter 30, Problem 35PE

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

# If an atom has an electron in the n = 5 state with m 1 = 3 , what are the possible values of l ?

To determine

The possible values of l .

Explanation

Given Data:

Given atom has an electron in the n=5 state with ml=3 .

Formula Used:

Angular momentum should always be smaller than the principal quantum number and also the value of the projection of angular momentum should be either equal to or less than the angular momentum.

Thus, we have,

â€ƒâ€ƒl<n

And |ml|â‰¤l

Here, l= angular momentum number

â€ƒâ€ƒn= principal quantum number

â€ƒâ€ƒml=

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