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    Which set of quantum numbers contain an error?

    n = 5, l = 3, ml =-3
    n = 3, l = 2, ml =+3
    n = 3, l = 1, ml = -2
    n = 4, l = 4, ml =0
    n = 4, l = 0, ml =-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedHelp18 View Post
    n = 5, l = 3, ml =-3
    n = 3, l = 2, ml =+3
    n = 3, l = 1, ml = -2
    n = 4, l = 4, ml =0
    n = 4, l = 0, ml =-1
    n is the principle quantum number, (n= 1 through 7), so all n's are correct.

    l is the angular momentum, and depicts the sublevel, and goes from 0 to n-1.
    (look at the fourth set)

    ml is the magnetic qn and represents the orbitals. it goes from -L to +L.
    (look at the second, third and last set)
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    Here's a hint:

    L ranges between 0, to n-1
    ml ranges between -L, to L
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