S,P,D,F

Ryan Troutman 4L
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S,P,D,F

I understand that s will be Px, and that p will be px,py,pz, but what happens in the d orbital for ml? I'm quite confused on how you would write the p(?) in the 5 spaces.

Jessica Helfond 2F
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Re: S,P,D,F

From what I understand, these are the five different ml numbers for a d orbital. Three of the ml numbers are similar to the way we've been writing them: d(xy), d(yz), and d(zx). Another is written as dx^2-dy^2. The final way is dz^2. I think the variances have to do with the different e- densities on the x, y, and z axes. Hope this helped!

megansardina2G
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Re: S,P,D,F

Hi! The d-orbitals aren't actually labeled with p's like px, py, and pz, since that notation only applies to the p orbitals. (I believe s is different as well, not px)
Rather, the five d-orbitals follow this organization:
-3 have 4 lobes of electrons located in the xy-, yz-, and zx- planes (dxy, dyz, dzx)
-1 has electrons located along the x and y axis ( d(x^2-y^2))
-1 has electrons located along the z-axis and donut in xy plane (dz^2)
These 5 orbitals are labeled: dxy, dyz, dzx, d(x^2-y^2), and dz^2

Hope this helps!

Shivangi_2J
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Re: S,P,D,F

not every orbital has a p(), the magnetic quantum number tells you the orientation in a subshell (s,p,d,f). for p it is Px Py Pz. for d it is Dyz, Dxz, Dxy,
Dx^2-y^2, Dz^2

Elle_Mendelson_2K
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Re: S,P,D,F

How are Quantum Numbers involved? My TA was saying that you can tell properties through Quantum Numbers but I didn't quite understand it.

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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Re: S,P,D,F

for d-orbitals the trend would be dxy, dyz, dzx, dx^2-y^2, dz^2

Brian Chang 2H
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Re: S,P,D,F

The 5 d-orbitals are : dxy, dyz, dzx, d(x^2-y^2), and dz^2.