Atomic Orbitals

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Atomic Orbitals

Postby 405060280 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:48 pm

Are orbitals only for electrons? I am generally really confused by the concept of atomic orbitals.

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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby 805070989 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:55 pm

I am confused as well can someone clarify the concept of atomic orbitals

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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby Sarina Morales 1D » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:49 pm

from what I understand, atomic orbitals are the wavefunctions of electrons in an atom. More specifically but less discrete, orbitals are ways of plotting out the locations or probable locations of electrons. Due to the 3 dimensional, spherical model of the atom, there are three variables. Further developed in the schrodinger equation, the three quantum numbers that indicate a specific orbital are n,l, and ml (which we've discussed in class). n is related to size and energy of the orbital; l is related to shape; ml is related to its "orientation in space".

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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby Natalie Espadas 1A » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:59 pm

I believe the quantum numbers n, l, ml are used to specify an orbital

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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby 504754253 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:49 pm

atomic orbitals describe the pattern of the wave of an electron/electron pair in a specific atom


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