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Four Quantum Numbers: Principal, Angular Momentum, Magnetic & Spin

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What is the principal quantum number for the last electron that is added to potassium?

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1. Which letter orbital corresponds to l = 2?

2. What is the largest principal quantum number that a calcium electron can have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining the almost inscrutable small world of the electron, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of quantum numbers. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the principal quantum number for the last electron added to potassium as well as knowing which letter orbital corresponds with l = 2.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Principal quantum number of last electron added to potassium
  • Letter orbital corresponding to l = 2
  • Largest principal quantum number for a calcium electron
  • Proper set of quantum numbers
  • Quantum number indicating position of the orbital

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related quantum numbers lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the largest principal quantum number for a calcium electron and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve various quantum number problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about where that elusive electron could be, review the corresponding lesson on Four Quantum Numbers: Principal, Angular Momentum, Magnetic & Spin Quantum Numbers. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the configuration of an electron
  • Appreciate the probable location of an electron in its orbit
  • Identify the three main numbers attempting to pinpoint the electron's location
  • Describe how to find the electron configuration for various elements
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