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Does Hund's rule also apply when combining the angular momenta of electrons from shells with DIFFERENT quantum number n?

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Does Hund's rule also apply when combining the angular momenta of electrons from shells with DIFFERENT quantum number n?

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Hund's rule says that the lowest-energy state among all the possible states is the state which has the greatest S and the greatest L (for that S).

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If it's true in two cases, it's true in all (in this case)Originally posted by salsero

Hund's rule says that the lowest-energy state among all the possible states is the state which has the greatest S and the greatest L (for that S).

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