We are asked which combinations of n and I represent real orbitals, and which do not exist.
• principal quantum number → 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)
▪ Each ℓ value corresponds to a subshell:
ℓ = 0 → s subshell
ℓ = 1 → p subshell
ℓ = 2 → d subshell
ℓ = 3 → f subshell
ℓ = 4 → g subshell
Which combinations of n and I represent real orbitals, and which do not exist?
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