chemistry
posted by Jordan
Suppose you live in a different universe where different amount of quantum numbers is required to describe the atomic orbitals. These quantum numbers have the following rules:
N principal 1,2,3,….
L orbital =N
M magnetic 1. 0. +1
How many orbitals are there all together in the first electron shell?
I know that the number of orbitals in a subshell is 2L + 1, but, Im stuck after that.
Is a subshell the same as the orbitals in the first electron shell? Please explain if possible!
Thanks!

DrBob222
There is nothing in the problem that says the number of orbitals is 2L+1 is there? And since this is in another world I don't know that we can assume that is the number of orbitals. The way I see it is if L = N, then we have L=1 with subshells of 1, 0, and +1 which makes three orbitals, which, by the way, does agree with the 2L+1 idea.
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

physical science
Which electron cannot occurr? a) 1s^22s^1 b) 1s^2 2s^2 2p^6 3s^2 c) 1s^2 1p^6 2s^2 2p^6 d) all can occurr How do I figure this out? 
chemistry
Find the quantum value of a 5py orbital. I know the quantum numbers (n,l,m,s) and all that, but I'm not sure where to begin or go after that. Answered below. 
College Chemistry
How many orbitals have the following quantum numbers: n=6, l=2, ml=2? 
CHEMISTRY
What atomic orbital has the quantum numbers n = 3, l = 1, ml = 1? 
chemistry
What are the quantum numbers for a 3d atomic orbital? 
chemistry
Which of the following quantum numbers describes the shape of an orbital? 
Chemistry
The principal quantum number, n, describes the energy level of a particular orbital as a function of the distance from the center of the nucleus. Additional quantum numbers exist to quantify the other characteristics of the electron. … 
chemistry
Suppose you take a trip to a distant universe and find that the periodic table there is derived from an arrangement of quantum numbers different from the one on Earth. The rules in that universe are: 1. principal quantum number n = … 
Chemistry
The principal quantum number, n, describes the energy level of a particular orbital as a function of the distance from the center of the nucleus. Additional quantum numbers exist to quantify the other characteristics of the electron. … 
chemistry
Quantum numbers arise naturally from the mathematics used to describe the possible states of an electron in an atom. The four quantum numbers, the principal quantum number (n), the angular momentum quantum number (ℓ), the magnetic …