Orientations of Orbitals

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Emily Li 4A
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Orientations of Orbitals

Postby Emily Li 4A » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:26 pm

I was wondering if we need to memorize the orientations of the p, d, and f orbitals across the planes (i.e., one d-orbital is located along the z-axis and its donut is in the x-y plane). Is knowing the number of types for each orbital and what shapes they generally have enough?

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Re: Orientations of Orbitals

Postby John_Richey_4A » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:01 pm

He didn't say anything about so I doubt it, it even said in the book knowing anything past p would be tedious or something along the lines of that.

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