orbitals an shells  [ENDORSED]

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orbitals an shells

Postby Jennah Muhammad 1H » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:24 pm

Can someone pease clarify the relationship between shells and orbitals?

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Re: orbitals an shells  [ENDORSED]

Postby 204580382 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:16 pm

shells are the energy levels whereas orbitals are found in subshells.

For example, shells have subshells that are the following: s, p, d, f. Within these subshells we have orbitals. P subshells have 3 orbitals (px, py, pz), d subshells have 5 orbitals, and so on.

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Re: orbitals an shells

Postby Katie 1E » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:45 pm

In this definition are you using the terms "shells" and "subshells" interchangeably? Or is there a difference between the two?

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Re: orbitals an shells

Postby Girija_3E » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:43 pm

Katie 1E wrote:In this definition are you using the terms "shells" and "subshells" interchangeably? Or is there a difference between the two?


I think that shells come before subshells, and orbitals come after subshells; so the order would be: shells (n), subshells (l), orbitals (ml).

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Re: orbitals an shells

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:59 am

Can you clarify the difference between shells and subshells?

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Re: orbitals an shells

Postby Nancy Dinh 2J » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:31 pm

Christy Lee 3G wrote:Can you clarify the difference between shells and subshells?


Shells correspond to the principle quantum number (n). Within these shells are the different types of subshells (s, p, d, f), which are the angular momentum quantum number (l). So for example, the orbitals 2s and 2p are within the same shell but are in different subshells.


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