Problem: What does the angular momentum quantum number determine in a hydrogen atom?

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We’re being asked to determine what the angular momentum quantum number, determines in a hydrogen atom


Recall that the quantum numbers that define an electron are:


• Principal Quantum Number (n): The possible values for n are 1 to ∞

  • It deals with the size and energy of the atomic orbital

• Angular Momentum Quantum Number (): The possible values for l are 0 to (n – 1).

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What does the angular momentum quantum number determine in a hydrogen atom?

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