Problem: 10. The lowest energy shell that contains f orbitals is the shell with n = __________.A) 3B) 2C) 4D) 1E) 5

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We are asked to identify the lowest energy shell that contains an f orbital.

To determine which quantum numbers will correspond an f orbital, let’s first define the values of first 2 quantum numbers:

principal quantum number (n)  energy level in orbitals and its value could be any positive integer starting from 1

 angular momentum quantum number (ℓ)  (l) has to be at least 1 less than n, range of values from 0 up to (n-1) and each number corresponds to a subshell:


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10. The lowest energy shell that contains f orbitals is the shell with n = __________.

A) 3

B) 2

C) 4

D) 1

E) 5