# Quantum Number Problems

What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following quantum numbers?

n=2, m=-1/2

n=5, l=3

n=4, l=3, m=-3

n=4, l=1, m=1

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Quantum Numbers

What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following quantum numbers?

n=2, m=-1/2

n=5, l=3

n=4, l=3, m=-3

n=4, l=1, m=1

To summarize first...

n is the Principle Quantum Number (Values =1,2,3,...)

This is the number in front of the letter

l is the orbital angular quantum number (Values = 0,1,...,n-1)

This represents ...

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Quantum numbers are explained and problems are solved in detail.

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