# What are the 4 quantum numbers for carbon?

Dec 1, 2014

The four quantum numbers for carbon (electron 6) are:
2,1,0,$+ \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

The first quantum number tells you this electron is in the second energy level.

The second quantum number tells you the electron is in the p sub-level.

The third quantum number tells you which orbital this electron is in, which is the middle orbital in this case.

The final quantum number tells you the electron is spin up.

Here is a video which will provide further explanation! (It also discusses additional examples of H and Cu:

Hope this helps!