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Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K
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Orbitals

Postby Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 pm

This still confuses me. Can someone help explain on how to determine the orbitals. Thanks!
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Jocelyn Fermin1J
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Jocelyn Fermin1J » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:56 pm

is the number of orbitals of a subshell
s= 0
p= -1,0,1
d=-2,-1,0,1,2
f=-3,-2,-1,0,1,2, -3

a) so you got 5d you look at the angular momentum quantum number= 2 (which is d) the d subshell can have 10 electrons, but we can pair these electrons together. Therefore, you have 5 different available orientations
b) momentum quantum number= 0 (which is s) the s subshell can have 2 electrons, but we can pair these electrons together, allowing us to have 1 orientation
c) momentum quantum number= 1 (which is p) the p subshell can have 6 electrons, but we can pair these electrons together, allowing us to have 3 orientations.

however, if they ask to name the orbitals you would write for
a) -2,-1,0,1,2 as possible orbital orientations
b) 0
c) -1,0,1

hoped this helped!


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