Quantum Numbers

 Quantum Number Symbol Characteristic specified Information provided  Possible values
Principle quantum number n Shell Average distance from nucleus (r) 1, 2, 3, 4, ...
 Angular momentum (Azimuthal) quantum number Subshell Shape of orbital 0, 1, 2, 3, ...n - 1
 Magnetic quantum number  ml Orbital Orientation of orbital - l ... 0 ... +l
Spin quantum number  ms Electron spin  Spin direction ± 1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trends and Patterns of Properties on the Periodic Table

HSU periodic Table

 

 

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Last modified 9 March 2011