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Quantum number / orbital question

  1. Oct 12, 2006 #1
    For the pairs below, I need to name the orbital they describe... I just am checking that I am on the right track:

    a) n=5, l=0 >> 5s
    b) n=3, l=1 >> 3p
    c) n=4, l=2 >> 4d

    if those are not correct, can someone lead me in the right direction?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 12, 2006 #2
    looks good
  4. Oct 12, 2006 #3
    Yeap, when l=0, the orbital is s.
    l=1... Orbital p
    l=2... Orbital d
    l=3... Orbital f
    l=4... Orbital g
    and so on...
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