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Determining electron configuration with quantum numbers n l

  1. May 9, 2015 #1
    This relates to a question I asked recently on Quantum Dots, but I'll rephrase it and hopefully any chemists out there can help.

    If we have (n,l) = (1,2) where n and l are quantum numbers can we determine the orbitals? and hence the number of electrons in a quantum dot?

    i.e. lrq3kH2.jpg

    And also Ive always used the SSPSP.... to fill orbitals, what's happened to the second S etc? why does he go SPDSF

    Thanks in advance for any help, completely lost.
     
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  3. May 9, 2015 #2

    Borek

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    No idea what is going on. Symbols look to me as if he was writing about terms, not orbitals. Not that it makes sense to me with terms.
     
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  5. May 9, 2015 #4

    Borek

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    Locking here.
     
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