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I don't understand quantum numbers
« on: October 19, 2020, 03:30:22 PM »
Hi, I am taking chemistry as an undergraduate.

I don't understand how to approach the topic in the title, like how to approach the following:

"What are the four sets of quantum numbers that represent each electron in a ground-state Be atom?"

I am told that each set has to be in the format, "n=, [some l shaped looking symbol]=, [m with that same l shaped symbol as a number next to it but kind of below], and [m with an s next to it but kind of below]'

What do I do I tried studying this topic for two weeks and my tutors aren't available unfortunately.

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Re: I don't understand quantum numbers
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 03:57:18 PM »
Aside from the way they are written, what don't you understand about n, L, mL, and ms quantum numbers?
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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