p-orbitals

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Natalie LeRaybaud 1G
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p-orbitals

Postby Natalie LeRaybaud 1G » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:03 pm

Do we always have to separate the p orbitals? For example like px, py, pz? And if so, why is it only done for p orbitals?

David Minasyan 1C
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Re: p-orbitals

Postby David Minasyan 1C » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:55 pm

I don't think you'd have to do that unless it would better help you personally understand that the p sublevel has 3 orbitals (and therefore 6 electrons max).

Misa Belser 3C
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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Misa Belser 3C » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:04 am

You don't have to separate the p orbitals, but it is done to specifically show which orbitals contain the electrons.

Eli Aminpour 2K
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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Eli Aminpour 2K » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:28 am

We did that to the P orbital to demonstrate Hunds rule. Simply writing a superscript (3) after the P doesn't really show that each electron occupies its own orbital


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