Problem: Tell which of the following combinations of quantum numbers are not allowed. Explain your answers.(a) n = 3, l = 0, ml = -1(b) n = 3, l = 0, ml = -1(c) n = 3, l = 1, ml = 0

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The possible values for n are 1 to ∞.

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

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


(a) n = 3, l = 0, ml = -1

l = 0  possible for n = 3

ml = -1  not possible for l = 0

not allowed


(b) n = 3, l = 0, ml = -1

l = 0  possible for n = 3

ml = -1  not possible for l = 0

not allowed


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Tell which of the following combinations of quantum numbers are not allowed. Explain your answers.

(a) n = 3, l = 0, ml = -1

(b) n = 3, l = 0, ml = -1

(c) n = 3, l = 1, ml = 0

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