radial quantum number

noun

Definition of radial quantum number

: an integer associated with the radial component of the momentum of an atomic electron in one of its possible stationary states — compare azimuthal quantum number, principal quantum number

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“Radial quantum number.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radial%20quantum%20number. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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