Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 8 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 373: Q5


The correct answer is (a)

Work Step by Step

The four quantum numbers are : $n$ = 4 (principal quantum number) $l$ = 1 for the p orbital $m_l$ has values from $-l$ to $+l$, so it can be 0. $m_s$ can be $+1/2$ or $-1/2$. All of these criteria are satisfied in option (a).
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