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We saw that there are 2N possible electron states in the 3s band of Na, where N is the total number of atoms. How many possible electron states are there in the

  1. 2s band,
  2. 2p band, and
  3. 3p band?
  4. State a general formula for the total number of possible states in any given electron band.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 
  1. 2N
  2. 6N
  3. 6N
  4. $2(2l+1)N$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 29, Problem 22


Chapter 29, Problem 22 is solved.

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