Electron Spin Definition in Chemistry

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Electron Spin

Electron Spin Definition:

A property of an electron that is loosely related to its spin about an axis. Two electron spin states are allowed, which are described by the quantum number ms, with values of +½ or -½

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electron Spin Definition in Chemistry." ThoughtCo, Feb. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-spin-in-chemistry-604450. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 7). Electron Spin Definition in Chemistry. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-spin-in-chemistry-604450 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electron Spin Definition in Chemistry." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-spin-in-chemistry-604450 (accessed May 21, 2018).