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orbitals

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:59 pm
by RenuChepuru1L
are orbitals the same thing as the amount of electrons in a sub shell?

Re: orbitals

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:04 pm
by Chem_Mod
A subshell is made up of orbitals, which contain electrons. For example, the p subshell contains three p orbitals, all of which can contain two electrons. The total subshell can hold six electrons, two in each orbital.

Re: orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:59 pm
by Annie Lieu-1H
Basically, yes it is. There can only be two electrons in an orbital, and some subshells like d can contain more orbitals (so basically more electrons) than other subshells like p. D has five orbitals, or 10 electrons.

Re: orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:40 pm
by Peter Dis1G
Just a quick note s subshell can hold 1 orbital(2 electrons), p subshell 3 orbitals(6 e), d subshell 5orbitals (10e),f subshell 7 orbitals(14 e).

Re: orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:23 pm
by Lindsay H 2B
basically, the number of electrons in a subshell can be up to twice the number of orbitals in that subshell, since 2 electrons can fit in 1 orbital.

Re: orbitals  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:41 pm
by AtreyiMitra2L
Sub shells refer to the angular momentum quantum number. Some examples include s, p, d, f... Orbitals, on the other hand, refer to the magnetic quantum number. The number of electrons in a subshell is equal to the number of electrons in all the orbitals. But each orbital can only have a max of 2 electrons. In that way, they are different.