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Homework Help: Which set of quantum numbers is not possible

  1. Apr 11, 2012 #1
    Which set of quantum numbers is not possible?
    a. N = 5, l =3 , ml = 0 , ms = -1/2
    b. N = 1, l = 0, ml = 0 , ms = 1/2
    c. N = 3 ,l = 2, ml = 1, ms = 1/2
    d. N = 4, l = 3, ml = -3, ms = 1/2
    e. N = 5, l = 2, ml = 0, ms = -1/2

    They all look possible to me and there is no none of the above option in the question
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2012 #2
    i think the question is wrong :P
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 #3

    Borek

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    Taken verbatim all these answers are perfectly correct sets of quantum numbers.

    Perhaps what the question is trying to ask is "which of these do appear in the ground states of known elements". But I am just guessing/speculating.
     
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