P orbital

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P orbital

Postby 305174946 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:05 pm

How do you know which value (-1,0,1) corresponds to the axes px,py,pz? Will these be on the test: determining which axes.

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Re: P orbital

Postby ian_haliburton_1f » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:09 pm

Dr. Lavelle stated that he will follow the convention that -1 corresponds to Px, 0 to Py and 1 to Pz.

Karishma_1G
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Re: P orbital

Postby Karishma_1G » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:29 pm

Yes, Dr. Lavelle said that -1 is Px, 0 is Py, and 1 is pz. He also said that some books use the opposite convention and -1 is Pz, 0 is Py, and 1 is px. However, in either scenario, 0 is always Py. Determining which axes for P orbitals may appear on the test but not for D orbitals. Hope this helps!


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