p-orbital  [ENDORSED]

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Irma Ramos 2I
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p-orbital

Postby Irma Ramos 2I » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:52 pm

I'm not sure if I'm wording this correctly, but when writing the electron configurations, do we have to include the x, y, and z for like the p-orbital or can we simply just write it all as p?

Sabrina Fardeheb 2B
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Re: p-orbital

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Well we write the x y z to indicate the orientation of the element. Writing 2p^1pp is technically correct but I'm assuming we write the x y and z to be more precise and tell us what axis it's on.

Mia Navarro 1D
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Re: p-orbital  [ENDORSED]

Postby Mia Navarro 1D » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:52 am

On exams, there will be given information on which axis the electron orbitals are on. If this information is not given, just write p.


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