# What are the possible values of n and ml for an electron in a 5d orbital ? A) n = 5 and ml = -2, -1, 0, +1, or +2 B) n = 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and ml = 2 C) n = 5 and ml = 2 D) n = 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and ml = -2, -1, 0, +1, or +2

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The answer is **A)**.

The **principal quantum number**, or **5d-orbital**,

The **angular momentum quantum number**, or **d-orbital**,

The value of **magnetic quantum number**, or

The accepted values for **5** *d-orbitals* in the **fifth energy level**,

As an example, here's how these orbitals would look for the **3d subshell**