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Homework Help: Electron Orbital Question

  1. Oct 29, 2011 #1
    Question:
    How many orbitals have the values n = 6 and l = 5?

    Attempt:
    I said zero initially, since a l value of 0=s, 1=p, 2=d, 3=f, so there shouldn't be a 5?

    I know this is wrong now but why? What is 5= ?
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
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  3. Oct 29, 2011 #2

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