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Degenerate orbitals

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:15 pm
by Nikki Bych 1I
In the book the only degenerate orbitals are one-electron atoms only, but the internet explains it as something different. Is the book's description accurate??

Re: Degenerate orbitals

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:28 pm
by Matthew D 3F
The book also says that the three p-orbitals in a shell are degenerate both in hydrogen and in many-electron atoms, so I'm sure that the book is correct.

Re: Degenerate orbitals

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:53 pm
by CateJensen3K
I believe that the book is correct.