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# In a multielectron atom, the lowest-l state for each n

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## Solution for problem 41.32 Chapter 41

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Problem 41.32

In a multielectron atom, the lowest-l state for each n (2s, 3s, 4s, etc.) is significantly lower in energy than the hydrogen state having the same n. But the highest-l state for each n (2p, 3d, 4f, etc.) is very nearly equal in energy to the hydrogen state with the same n. Explain

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Gravitational Torque Unlike tension force, which needs to be physically attached to something to act on it, gravity is a long distance force that acts on basically everything. This means that an object has gravity acting on every single particle in that object. Imagine a falling wrench. Each particle of that wrench is being pulled down the same amount by gravity. It's important to consider that one...

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