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What does the spin like 1/2 1 etc stand for ? of what ?


The projection of the angular momentum on a chosen axis, in terms of [math]\hbar[/math]. i.e. an electron's spin along a particular axis is always [math]\hbar/2[/math] in magnitude

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Is spin anything to do with the center of mass and center of charge not being at the same point?


No. Electrons are (modelled as and appear to be) point particles of zero size. Spin is not rotation (the name is rather misleading, but it has the same units as angular momentum).

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