We are being asked to determine the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following set of quantum numbers:

n = 4, l = 3, m_{l} = -2, m_{s} = +1/2

Recall that

l = n - 1

ml = -l to +l

ms = +1/2 or -1/2

What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can have the following set of quantum numbers?

n = 4, l = 3, m_{l} = -2, m_{s} = +1/2

A) 0

B) 1

C) 2

D) 6

E) 10

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