Orbitals, Lobes, e- density



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Orbitals, Lobes, e- density

Postby katherinemurk 2B » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:20 am

The last time I took chemistry was 10th grade, so I am a little lost on the whole orbital concept and the wave function. Can someone give me a simple explanation? If you can me it as simple as possible that would be great.

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Re: Orbitals, Lobes, e- density

Postby Vy Lu 2B » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am

I believe that the main gist of wavefunctions is that it is a mathematical representing of the wavelike properties of electrons; an orbital is like a valid wavefunction and it is a region where the electron will most likely be found around the nucleus of the atom.

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Re: Orbitals, Lobes, e- density

Postby Rithana Srikanth 3L » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 am

The wave function is a mathematical representation of the wave motion of the electron, which describes the position and state of the electron. Squaring the wave function gives you the probability of finding an electron in a given region. Orbital and wave function mean the same thing, they can be used interchangeably.

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Re: Orbitals, Lobes, e- density

Postby Archana Biju 1G » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 pm

What exactly is the concept behind lobes?


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