Orbital Interaction

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Searra Harding 4I
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Orbital Interaction

Postby Searra Harding 4I » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:48 pm

Why can't atoms with certain orbitals interact with each other? Dr.Lavelle mentioned the x, y, and z planes but can someone explain it again?

Irene Zhou 1E
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Re: Orbital Interaction

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:44 pm

The different axes are referring to the nodal planes of the different electron orbitals. The nodal planes are where there is zero probability of finding an electron.

Anushi Patel 1J
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Re: Orbital Interaction

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:08 pm

To add on to what was said before, so when two atoms bond, they interact with each others' electrons. So atoms can't interact if there are nodal planes, where there are no electrons, in specific areas.

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