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hope you are all well.

I would like to ask a simple spectroscopy question please.

"An electron has been excited from the ground state to the 3p state. Find the orbital angular momentum of the electron"

This is my interpritation of the question,

3p means n=3

thus, l[angular momentum quantum number] = 0,1,2

thus, to calculate the orbital angular momentum.... we have 3 calculations

using

L=[sqrt(l(l+1))] X h[bar]

so one will be 0

the other root2 h[bar], and

the last root6 h[bar]?

Hope im right.

QM is easier to work than spectroscopy.

Thanks for reading

very much appreciated.

Rob