azimuthal quantum number


noun Physics.

the quantum number that designates the orbital angular momentum of a particular quantum state of an electron in an atom and that assumes integral values from zero to one less than the value of the principal quantum number.

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Also called orbital quantum number.
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Scientific definitions for azimuthal quantum number

azimuthal quantum number

See under quantum number.
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