I was asked for the energy and orbital angular momentum of a hydrogen atom in the 6f state. Thus, with n = 6 I found E to be -0.378, a straightforward calculation.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am confused about L, though. L = sqrt[l(l+1)]. Since n = 6, I thought l = n-1, so L would be sqrt(30)*h-bar, but the answer is sqrt(12)*h-bar, so l must be 3. Why?

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# Homework Help: Quick question about orbital angular momentum

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