Question for Thought  [ENDORSED]

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Raul Garcia 3I
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Question for Thought

Postby Raul Garcia 3I » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:26 pm

Is there a limit to how complex a orbital model can get? In other words, as the we travel up the periodic table, does accuracy fade away from depicting an orbital model?

Ruiz Samantha 2C
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Re: Question for Thought  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ruiz Samantha 2C » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:01 pm

I am not sure how complex orbitals can get but I believe there is only S,P,D and F orbitals in the periodic table.
I learned this in the summer:

2s 2p
3s 3p 3d
4s 4p 4d 4f..
S P D F Orbitals.jpg

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Re: Question for Thought

Postby 604735966 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:29 am

I noticed in the lectures that he was writing them in different order than I'm used to seeing (i.e. 4d and then 4s). Is there a reason for this?

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