# Math Help - Which set of quantum numbers contain an error?

1. ## 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

2. Originally Posted by NeedHelp18
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)

3. Here's a hint:

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