You are right, Yevgeny. I dont understand it either.
This should not happen in a hydrogen atom.......
Question 41 of the GRE sample test starts with the following sentence:
"A 3p electron is found in the 3_P_3/2 energy level of a hydrogen atom."
[In 3_P_3/2: the 3 is upstairs, and the 3/2 is downstairs]
I would conclude that S = 1 because the left upstairs index is 2S+1.
But how can it be if there is only 1 electron (it's hydrogen!)?
What's going on here?
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