f orbitals

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f orbitals

Postby Maldonado3K » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:33 pm

If ever, when will we use f orbitals? Examples?

Chris Fults 1C
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Re: f orbitals

Postby Chris Fults 1C » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:36 pm

The Professor said not for chem 14a

Briana Lopez 4K
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Re: f orbitals

Postby Briana Lopez 4K » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:47 am

Yeah we don't have to worry about those for now. The other 3 are though (s, p, d) (sphere, propeller, daisy)

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Re: f orbitals

Postby Gianna Graziano 1A » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:44 pm

Even though we do not need to know how to use f orbitals at all in Chem 14A, they would be used for high energy levels. At the fourth and other levels that are higher, there are seven f orbitals in addition to the 4s, 4p, and 4d orbitals.
An example may be Eu, Europium, whose electron configuration would look like: [Xe] 4f^7 6s^2.

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