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An orbital is described with the help of a wave function. Since many wave functions are possible for an electron, there are many atomic orbitals. When atom is placed in a magnetic field the possible number of orientations for an orbital of azimuthal quantum number 3 is 

a. three 

b. two 

c. five 

d. seven

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Correct option  (d) seven

Explanation:

When l= 3, magnetic quantum number has 7 values ml = (2l + 1). These values are represented as - 3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3

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