Degeneracy

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marcus lin 1E
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Degeneracy

Postby marcus lin 1E » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:55 pm

What does degeneracy of an orbital mean

mcredi
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby mcredi » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:02 pm

Electron orbitals that have the same energy levels are called degenerate orbitals.

Netpheel Wang 4L
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Netpheel Wang 4L » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:14 pm

To add on, if orbitals have the same l value, they are said to be degenerate

Aiden Atoori 1C
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Aiden Atoori 1C » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:15 pm

Degeneracy of an orbital refers to "same energy level". Degenerate" refers to a set of orbitals.

davidbakalov_lec2_2L
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby davidbakalov_lec2_2L » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:17 pm

The degeneracy of a 3p orbital, for example, would be 3 because that is the amount of orbitals inhabiting it.

ThomascnguyenDis1J
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby ThomascnguyenDis1J » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:35 pm

Would a 3p orbital have the same energy level as a 4p orbital? Would these two be considered degenerate?

Margaret Akey
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Margaret Akey » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

What about a 5p orbital? Would the degeneracy be 5?

Margaret Akey
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Margaret Akey » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

or 3?


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