Waiting for answer This question has not been answered yet. You can hire a professional tutor to get the answer.

QUESTION

# The angular momentum quantum number of an electron in a d orbital is equal to?

l=2

The angular momentum quantum number, l, is used to denote the subshell in which a given electron resides in an atom.

The value of the angular momentum quantum number depends on the value of the principal quantum number, n, as given by

l = {0, 1, 2, ..., n-1}

Now, in order for an electron to be located in a d orbital, it must be located in the d subshell. The angular momentum quantum number designates

• l = 0 -> the s subshell
• l=1 -> the p subshell
• l=2 -> the d subshell
• l=3 -> the f subshell

In your case, all the electrons located in a d orbital will share the same value of the angular momentum quantum number, i.e. l=2.