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Azimuthal quantum number

Azimuthal quantum number is a quantum number or integer assigned to an atomic orbital. It is also denoted as “orbital angular momentum quantum number” or “second quantum number” and is designated by the symbol “ɩ”. It helps in the determination of the orbital angular momentum, which further helps in elucidating the shape of the electron’s orbital. Each electron has a set of four numbers, called as quantum numbers that is highly specific, and no two electrons in the same atom can have the same set of four quantum numbers. These constant numbers are essential to describe the position, spin, energy and orientation of an orbital in space. Continue reading