The azimuthal quantum number is a quantum number for an atomic orbital that determines its orbital angular momentum and describes the shape of the orbital. The azimuthal quantum number is the second of a set of quantum numbers which describe the unique quantum state of an electron (the others being the principal quantum number, following spectroscopic notation, the magnetic quantum number, and the spin quantum number). It is also known as the orbital angular momentum quantum number or second quantum number, and is symbolized as ℓ (lower-case L).
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... electrons are arranged in to a sequence of groups in order of increasing principal quantum number n, and for equal n in order of increasing azimuthal quantum ... is given a different shielding constant which depends upon the number and types of electrons in those groups preceding it ... the type, an amount of 0.85 from each electron with principal quantum number (n) one less and an amount of 1.00 for each electron with an even smaller principal quantum number ...
... The azimuthal quantum number was carried over from the Bohr model of the atom, and was posited by Arnold Sommerfeld ... The lowest quantum level was found to have an angular momentum of zero ...
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