Amy asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

Quick Quantum Numbers Help PLEASE!!!!?

Give the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have these quantum numbers.

n = 2, l = 2

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  • 1 decade ago
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    n=2 means second energy level like second period on the periodic table and l=2 means that the electrons last filling are i a d subshell which is impossible on the second energy level. The second energy level only fills electrons in the s and p subshell which makes their l values 0, 1. The d subshell only shifts up to the third energy level and l=2 means d subshell and is impossible for the second energy level so these numbers are impossible. Trick question

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