Orbital angular momentum possible values of an electron in a hydrogen atom

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Homework Statement



What are the orbital angular momentum possible values for an electron in a hydrogen atom with a principal quantum number n = 3?

Homework Equations



[itex]L = \sqrt{l(l+1)}\hbar[/itex]

The Attempt at a Solution



Possible values for l are 0, 1, 2.

So, substituting these in the equation above I get: 0, √2[itex]\hbar[/itex], √6[itex]\hbar[/itex].

Is this the right answer?
 

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BruceW
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yep, that looks right.
 
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Thank you again :)
 

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