# Electron in the orbit

Stephen Raj
According to spin quantum number, the spin value of electron pair is taken as +1/2 and -1/2.
Why should we take only these values. I didn't understand what the spin of electron represents.

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2021 Award
How much quantum mechanics do you know? It will make it easier for the answer to be at an understandable level.

Eynstone
Please have a look at Dirac's equation.

guerom00
According to spin quantum number, the spin value of electron pair is taken as +1/2 and -1/2.

The value 1/2 for the spin of the electron is just an intrinsic property of this particle like, say, its mass.
Your question could have been “Why is the electric charge of the electron -1 ?”