What are the possible values of n and ml for an electron in a 5d orbital ?

A) n = 5 and ml = -2, -1, 0, +1, or +2

B) n = 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and ml = 2

C) n = 5 and ml = 2

D) n = 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and ml = -2, -1, 0, +1, or +2

To solve this problem, let’s first define the values of the first three quantum numbers:

**principal quantum number (n)****→**energy level in orbitals and its value could be**any positive integer**starting from 1 to infinity**angular momentum quantum number (**ℓ**)****→****(l) has to be at least 1 less than n,**range of values from**0 up to (n-1)****magnetic quantum number (m**_{ℓ}**)****→**range of values from**-ℓ to +ℓ.**

Analyzing 5d orbital:

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics