How to Find the Number of Orbitals

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How to Find the Number of Orbitals

Postby sallina_yehdego 2E » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:41 pm

We haven't mentioned in Lecture 1 yet, but how do you find the number orbital of in a sub shell??

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Re: How to Find the Number of Orbitals

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:47 pm

You can find the number of orbitals in a subshell based on the angular momentum number (l). The possible orbitals (ml) can have values {-l,...,+l}. So if l = 1, then the ml can have values {-1,0,1}. There are 3 values in this set, so the subshell can have three orbitals.

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Re: How to Find the Number of Orbitals

Postby Stephen Sirmay 1I » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:19 am

Start with identifying the principle quantum number (n) to determine the shell
Next identify the shape using the allowed values: l= 0,1,2,..., n-1
Use the l you calculated to find the different orbitals of a subshell (ml)
ml has the allowed values: ml= l, l-1, ..., -l

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Re: How to Find the Number of Orbitals

Postby Kyither Min 2K » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:53 pm

the letter ml is used to denote the amount of subshells in an orbital. Typically, the amount of subshells in an orbital is from l,l-1..0..-l.


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