Differentiating Orbitals

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daniella_knight1I
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Differentiating Orbitals

Postby daniella_knight1I » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:44 am

For the s orbital, it only exists on an actual axis, but for the p and d orbitals, they can exist on planes that are on the z-axis? I just need a clearer explanation to distinguish the different between an orbital on an axis vs. an orbital on a plane.

marisaimbroane1J
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Re: Differentiating Orbitals

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:13 pm

If you read the way Dr. Lavelle described the different orbitals, it will either say along an axis or in a plane. There were just slight differences in the phrasing, but if you wrote down what was projected during the lecture, the differences are in there.

Angela Grant 1D
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Re: Differentiating Orbitals

Postby Angela Grant 1D » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:20 pm

Where the orbitals lie also depend on their lobe orientation. For example the d-orbital can have lobes either on xy- yz- zx- planes, the x & y axes, or the xy-plane. So it varies within each orbital


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