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The general expression for potential energy of a magnetic dipole placed in magnetic field B is given by,

E = -m.B

Where m=magnetic dipole moment

It is given in a book that due to spin orbit interaction, the potential energy possessed by an electron can be written as,

E(s) = K(L.S)

They argue that m is proportional to S(spin quantum number) and B is proportional to L(orbital quantum number).Hence the expression.What is K in the above expression? They have calculated the value of K in one of the problems and I found that it has different values for different atoms.

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# Spin orbit interaction

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