The quantum numbers of four electrons are given below.

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(1) Electron 1             3            0             0           -1/2

(2) Electron 2             4            0             1           1/2

(3) Electron 3            3             2             0           1/2

(4) Electron 4            3             1             0           -1/2

The correct order of decreasing energy of these electrons is - 

(A) Electron 3 > Electron 1 > Electron 4> Electron 2

(B) Electron 4> Electron 2 > Electron 3 > Electron 1

(C) Electron 3 > Electron 2 > Electron 4 > Electron 1

(D) Electron 2 > Electron 4 > Electron 3 > Electron 1

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(C) The correct order of decreasing energy will be electron 3 which has higher energy than 2 and in the order given.

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