principal quantum number


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principal quantum number

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We should not confuse this with the number n a principal quantum number, corresponding to the number of electron shells in the atom number and the period of the atom in the periodic table of elements by D.
In accordance with the fundamental <<Pauli exclusion principle>> in the atom of substance in its electronic shells can be only one so-called bound electron, characterized by the appropriate only for him to certain quantitative set of four quantum numbers used in atomic physics [4, 7]: the principal quantum number n; orbital quantum number l; magnetic quantum number [m.
In particular, he said it should be seen in atoms with very high principal quantum numbers, which are exactly what we study in our laboratory.

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