Shape of f (l = 3) orbitals
The magnetic quantum number, generally symbolized by m, denotes the orientation of the electron’s orbital with respect to the three axes in space.
The Spin Quantum Number describes the behavior (direction of spin) of an electron within a magnetic field.
Possibilities for electron spin:
Two electrons occupying the same orbital must have opposite spins
Assigning quantum numbers to electrons has been exluded and will not be tested!
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The three quantum numbers (n, l, and m) are integers.
The principal quantum number (n) cannot be zero.
n must be 1, 2, 3, etc.
The angular momentum quantum number (l ) can be any integer between 0 and n - 1.
For n = 3, l can be either 0, 1, or 2.
The magnetic quantum number (ml) can be any integer between -l and +l.
For l = 2, m can be either -2, -1, 0, +1, +2.