What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following set of quantum numbers n=4 l=3 ml=-2 ms=+1/2?

1 Answer
Nov 30, 2016

According to the given specific quantum numbers, it is certain that only one electron can have the following quantum numbers.


According to the Exclusion Principle,
"No two electrons can have all the four quantum numbers equal."

Moreover only one electron can be accommodated in an orbital with a spin quantum number of #+1/2#.