Relationship between Orbitals and Properties of Electrons

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Hannah Chew 2A
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Relationship between Orbitals and Properties of Electrons

Postby Hannah Chew 2A » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:51 am

This is from the outline on Lavelle's website.

"Name and explain the relationship of each of the four s-, p-, and d-orbitals to the properties of electrons in these states."

I'm confused about how to answer this. Any help is appreciated!

Yifei Wang 3G
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Re: Relationship between Orbitals and Properties of Electrons

Postby Yifei Wang 3G » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:10 pm

I guess basically "the properties" means energy of the electron and movement of the electron (related to quantum numbers n, l, ml, ms)

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Re: Relationship between Orbitals and Properties of Electrons

Postby Nickolas Manipud 1C » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:11 pm

I know that elements in s- and d-orbitals can become cations so therefore, their electrons tend to be given away. Meanwhile, in p-orbitals, the elements can become anions so they want to keep their electrons and pull in more electrons from a cation to create a stable valence shell.


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