# Problem: Which statement about quantum numbers is  incorrect?  Answer (e) if they are all correct or all incorrect.a. The principal quantum number cannot equal zero.b. When n = 3, the angular quantum number can be equal to 0, 1, or 2.c. For an angular quantum number equal to 1, the magnetic quantum number can be +1, 0, o-1.d. For any value of the angular quantum number (l), there are 2(2l+1) values of the magnetic quantum number.e. All the above statements are correct or all are incorrect.

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We’re being asked to determine the incorrect statement among the choices

Recall that the quantum numbers that define an electron are:

• Principal Quantum Number (n): deals with the size and energy of the atomic orbital

The possible values for n are 1 to ∞.

• Angular Momentum Quantum Number (l): deals with the shape of the atomic orbital

The possible values for l are 0 to (n – 1).

• Magnetic Quantum Number (ml): deals with the orientation of the atomic orbital in 3D space.

The possible values for ml is the range of l: –l to +l. ###### Problem Details

Which statement about quantum numbers is  incorrect?  Answer (e) if they are all correct or all incorrect.

a. The principal quantum number cannot equal zero.

b. When n = 3, the angular quantum number can be equal to 0, 1, or 2.

c. For an angular quantum number equal to 1, the magnetic quantum number can be +1, 0, o-1.

d. For any value of the angular quantum number (l), there are 2(2l+1) values of the magnetic quantum number.

e. All the above statements are correct or all are incorrect.