Orbitals

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salvadorramos3k
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Orbitals

Postby salvadorramos3k » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:52 pm

How do you find the number of orbitals when you are given a specific orbital like 4p or 3d? Or would it still be 3 and 5 respectively? Thank you :)

John Arambulo 1I
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Re: Orbitals

Postby John Arambulo 1I » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:55 pm

It will still be 3 and 5 respectively unless the magnetic quantum number, , is given.
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Fiona Latifi 1A
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Fiona Latifi 1A » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:57 pm

The number of orbitals is based on the subshell. The s-subshell corresponds to 1 orbital, the p-subshell has 3, d-subshell has 5, and f-subshell has 7. I hope this was helpful!


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