A Rationalization for the Freshman Rules for the H-Atom Quantum Numbers

From high school onward students have seen the "rules" for the hydrogen atom's quantum numbers: m is an integer, the maximum value of m is l, and l cannot become as big as n. In his physical chemistry course, Ludwig presents insight into the source of these rules.

Journal Title: Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 78; no. 5; p. 634
Author: Oliver Ludwig
Format: Article
Published: May 2001
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