How Many Orbitals (In An Atom) Can Have The Following Designation?

We’re being asked todetermine how many orbitals in an atomcan have each of thefollowing designations.

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Recall that thequantum numbersthat define an electron are:

Principal Quantum Number(n): deals with thesize and energy of the atomic orbital.

Thepossible values for nare1 to ∞.

Angular Momentum Quantum Number(l): deals with theshape of the atomic orbital.

Thepossible values for lare0 to (n – 1).

Magnetic Quantum Number(ml): deals with theorientation of the atomic orbitalin 3D space.

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Thepossible values for mlis the range of l:–l to +l.

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How many orbitals in an atom can have each of the following designations?

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