"If one electron has the quantum numbers n = 4, l = 3, ml = +2, ms =-1/2 and another electron has the quantum numbers n=4, l= 3 ml = -2 ms=+1/2, what are the similarities between the orbitals in which the electron's are found?"
My answer is : They have the same number of energy shells. They have the same shape. Their orientation are different and they have different directions of spin.
I checked the answer and it said that the first one lies on the x and y axis and the other one will lie between the z and y axis. But how do they know that? If m = +2, does that mean it lies on the x and y axis. And if ml = -2, does that mean it lies between the x and y axis?