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If *l *= 2, what can you deduce about n?

a. n = 2

b. n > 2

c. n ≥ 2

d. n < 2

e. n ≤ 2

We’re being asked to **deduce the value of n from l**

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 ***(m _{l})**: deals with the orientation of the atomic orbital in 3D space.

The possible values for m_{l} is the range of l: **–l to +l**.