Magnetic Quantum Number: Definition & Example


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How many orientations are possible for the d subshell?

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1. What are the possible magnetic quantum numbers for n = 3 and l = 1?

2. How many possible orbital orientations are there for n = 5 and l = 3?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly examine your ability to manipulate concepts related to magnetic quantum numbers. It will do this by asking you to identify the number of possible orientations in specific subshells. Other questions will test you on key terms related to magnetic quantum numbers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following ideas and terms:

  • Magnetic quantum numbers
  • Orientations for the 'd' subshell
  • Orbital orientations for 'n'

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following topics:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related magnetic quantum numbers lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve orbital orientation practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'f' orbital orientations

Additional Learning

Once you finish the quiz, make sure to peruse the related lesson titled Magnetic Quantum Number: Definition & Example. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define magnetic quantum numbers
  • Relate magnetic quantum numbers to orbitals and orientations
  • Discover the number of orbitals in a subshell
  • Explain several example problems