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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!

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  1. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    Well @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 .

  2. Photon336
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    let's take carbon for example

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    Carbon is in the second period, so it's principle quantum number will be 2

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  6. Photon336
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    carbon will have one s orbital and one p orbital

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    say if we have 6e electrons to fill, we start by putting electrons in the 1s orbital

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