Chemistry 11B 10/19/03 Quantum Numbers and How They Relate to the Structure of the Atom There are four quantum numbers given symbols n, l, m, and s. Every electron has a unique set these four numbers, which are used to describe its electron behavior. The first three quantum numbers give information about the size, shape, and spatial orientation of the electron cloud. The fourth quantum number describes the spin of individual electrons. The first quantum number, n also known as the principal quan...
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