3d orbital

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3d orbital

Postby Josian1A » Fri May 04, 2018 11:18 am

Why is it 3d and not 4d? For the other orbitals the coefficient represents the period its in, so why isn't it the same for the d orbital.

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Re: 3d orbital

Postby Priscilla Okaiteye » Fri May 04, 2018 4:34 pm

The 4d orbital is at a much higher energy level than 4s or 4p. The 3d orbital has a very close energy level to 4s and will alternate depending on its electron state. Just know that it is not 4d because it would not make sense to write 4d before 4s. It just all because of the d orbital's energy level.
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Re: 3d orbital

Postby Alondra Juarez section 1E » Sun May 06, 2018 5:12 pm

A d orbital is an exception as spoken by Professor Lavelle as it depends on the concept that it is at a much higher energy level.

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Re: 3d orbital

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun May 06, 2018 9:59 pm

Also, it does not make sense to have electrons filling 4d before you fill in 3d orbitals when 3d is a possible orbital.

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