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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 (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.