7.4 Quantum Numbers

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NAME WHAT IT MEANS RANGE
n Principal Shell # [1...∞]
Azimuthal Subshell (type of orbital)
0=s; 1=p; 2=d; 3=f
[0...(n-1)]
m Magnetic Orientation (specifies a single orbital) [-ℓ...+ℓ]
ms Spin Spin up or spin down +1/2 or -1/2