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Homework Help: Angular momentum quantum numbers and spectroscopic notation

  1. Dec 5, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    find each of the angular momentum quantum numbers and the
    spectroscopic notation of the ground state electron configuration.

    2. Relevant equations
    n2s+1L J

    3. The attempt at a solution
    so for "each of the angular momentum quantum numbers" Im just finding the L in each of the electron config thing? so like for 1S2 would be 0 for the angular momentum quantum? aand for the spectro notation for ground state i would just use the formula and N would be 1?
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  3. Dec 5, 2011 #2


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    The angular momentum quantum numbers are s, l, and j. It sounds like you're being given various atoms and asked to find those quantum numbers when the atom is in its ground state. Once you know those, it's straightforward to write down the same information in spectroscopic notation.
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