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Subshells/Orbitals

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:32 pm
by Layal Suboh 1I
Hi,

I know that the p subshell has 2px, 2py, and 2pz orbitals, what specific orbitals would the f subshell have?

Thanks!

Re: Subshells/Orbitals

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:35 pm
by Annalyn Diaz 1J
Although I'm not entirely sure which SPECIFIC orbitals the f subshell would have, I do know that it should have 7 orbitals.
(s=1 orbital, p=3 orbitals, d=5 orbitals, f=7 orbitals)

Re: Subshells/Orbitals

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:50 pm
by Krista Mercado 1B
I don't think we need to know the specific shapes of the f orbitals, we just need to know that it has 7 different orbitals which hold a total of 14 electrons.

Re: Subshells/Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:25 pm
by Chloe Likwong 2K
I think we just have to know the general idea of what the f-orbital entails, not the specifics of it.

Re: Subshells/Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:39 pm
by Timothy_Yueh_4L
Here's an image of the f-orbitals. As previously mentioned I don't think you'll need to know what they are, just know that they have 7.
Image

Re: Subshells/Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:30 pm
by duverge_maciel
How do you know which element the electron configuration is, if it is written as x,y, and z?