Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 5 - Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table - Exercise 5.8 - Subshell Designations - Page 207: a


There is no 3f subshell, hence the statement is wrong

Work Step by Step

When n = 3, l = n-1 = 2. Hence l can take values, 0, 1 and 2 corresponding to s, p and d orbitals. So there is no 3f orbital.
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