G Orbital

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Jamie Hsu
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 am

G Orbital

Postby Jamie Hsu » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:18 pm

When coming across the homework, I noticed one of the problems mentioned something about the g orbital. Does anyone know what the g orbital is and if it is ever used in writing ground state electron configuration?

Sean_Rodriguez_1J
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:17 am

Re: G Orbital

Postby Sean_Rodriguez_1J » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:28 pm

The g orbital is an orbital after the f orbital that only exists with excited states of the current 118 known elements. It is not used in writing ground state electron configurations because none of the elements that we know of right now need a g orbital to have all of their electrons accounted for (the highest known one that we have synthesized, oganesson, fills the 7p orbital).

gwynlu1L
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 am

Re: G Orbital

Postby gwynlu1L » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Lavelle only mentioned up to the f orbitals in lecture, and even then we will mostly be focusing on the s p and d orbitals bc the elements with those orbitals are the ones we will most use in the future. You shouldn't worry about the g orbitals.


Return to “Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest