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anonymous
 one year ago
I need help understanding quantum numbers. The specific question I am working on right now is asking for the set of 4 quantum numbers for the highest energy electron in Te. I have no idea how to even begin the question. Please help!
anonymous
 one year ago
I need help understanding quantum numbers. The specific question I am working on right now is asking for the set of 4 quantum numbers for the highest energy electron in Te. I have no idea how to even begin the question. Please help!

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Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Well @Adri17 consider if we have carbon which has 6 electrons. there are four different quantum numbers: n = the principle quantum number that's the energy level we're at. like going down a group the energy levels get higher, makes sense because there are more electrons. l = tells us the shape of our orbitals. mL = the orientation this can be from l to 0 to positive l but never greater than l the fourth quantum number is the spin which is +1/2 or 1/2 corresponds to the spin of the electron whether it's spin up or spin down. ill show you the quantum numbers for carbon .

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2let's take carbon for example

Photon336
 one year ago
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Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Carbon is in the second period, so it's principle quantum number will be 2

Photon336
 one year ago
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Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2carbon will have one s orbital and one p orbital

Photon336
 one year ago
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Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2say if we have 6e electrons to fill, we start by putting electrons in the 1s orbital

Photon336
 one year ago
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