What are the four quantum numbers and the properties to which they refer?

1 Answer
Jul 3, 2017

Answer:

#n, l, m_l,# and #m_s#; details below.

Explanation:

#n#: the principal quantum number relates the size of the electron orbital
#l#: the angular quantum number relates shape of the electron orbital
#m_l#: the magnetic quantum number relates the spatial orientation of the electron orbital
#m_s#: the magnetic spin quantum number relates the rotational direction of each electron within an orbital (at most two at a time in accordance with the Pauli exclusion principle)