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Energy levels

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:05 pm
by Marni Kahn 1A
Does the d orbital of an n=4 shell have a higher energy level than the p orbital of an n=5 even though it is filled before the p orbital?

Re: Energy levels

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:14 pm
by Qiu Ya Wu 4I
I believe the 4d orbital has a higher energy level than the 5s orbital, but not the 5p orbital. The graph I linked below might be helpful. https://webs.anokaramsey.edu/chemistry/ ... iagram.PDF

Re: Energy levels

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:18 pm
by Cynthia Gong 1L
The 4d orbital does have a higher energy level than the 5s orbital. Higher principal quantum numbers aren't necessarily always associated with higher energy levels, such as this case of 4d vs. 5s.

Re: Energy levels

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:42 pm
by 404602335
Agreed! As move further out to higher shells there is more energy.