Question 2.13

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Adam Yaptangco 1D
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Question 2.13

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Tue May 01, 2018 2:50 pm

Is the question asking where the positive lobe, negative lobe, and nodal planes are for the Px-, Py-, and Pz- orbitals? For example, for the Px-orbital the nodal plane is located through the z-plane, the positive lobe is located along the x-axis, and the negative lobe is located along the y-axis.

Alma Flores 1D
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Re: Question 2.13

Postby Alma Flores 1D » Tue May 01, 2018 3:08 pm

The question is just asking for the orientation of the lobes, meaning what axis they are on. The Px orbital will have its lobes oriented along the x-axis, the Py orbitals will have its lobes oriented along the y-axis, and the Pz orbital will have its lobes oriented along the z-axis.


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