Chapter 30, Problem 36PE

### 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

# An atom has an electron with m 1 = 2 . What is the smallest value of n for this electron?

To determine

The smallest value of n for the electron if an atom has an electron with ml=2

Explanation

Given Data:

Given atom has an electron with ml=2

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 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= angular mome

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