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Dear sir, Can you please tell me that why the values of spin quantum number is +1/2 and -1/2 and not anything else like +1 and -1 ? Thanks.

Dear sir,
Can you please tell me that why the values of spin quantum number is +1/2 and -1/2 and not anything else like +1 and -1 ?
Thanks.

Grade:12th Pass

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Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
11 years ago

This is because, we represent a orbital with number 1. In each orbital there are two electrons revolving with opposite direction. So, we use +1/2 and -1/2 to represent the two constituent parts of an orbital.

 

 

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