D Orbitals  [ENDORSED]

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Megan Purl 1E
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D Orbitals

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:36 pm

So for P Orbitals Prof. Lavelle said to write the electron configuration as Px Py Pz (ex. 1s2 2s2 2px1 2py1). Do we have to do the same sort of notation for the D orbitals?

Gurpreet Khamba 1J
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Re: D Orbitals  [ENDORSED]

Postby Gurpreet Khamba 1J » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:15 am

d has its special set. As the Professor mentioned, they are xy, xz, yz, (x^2) - (y^2), and z^2.
It does not appear to be important though but it wouldn't hurt to know the major differences, in terms of planes, between the 1st three and other two.

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