Which of the following orbitals are possible?
1p, 2s, 2p and 3f
Among the given orbitals only 2s and 2p are possible. 1p and 3f cannot exist.
For p-orbital, l = 1.
For a given value of n, l can have values from zero to (n – 1).
∴ For l is equal to 1, the minimum value of n is 2.
For f-orbital, l = 4.
For l = 4, the minimum value of n is 5.
Hence, 1p and 3f do not exist.
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