Drawing Orbitals

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ngarcia
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Drawing Orbitals

Postby ngarcia » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Will Professor Lavelle ever ask us to draw out orbitals and their corresponding planes for future tests?

romina_4C
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby romina_4C » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:25 pm

I think he mentioned in class that we will not actually have to draw out the orbitals and that they're just a visual tool.

SajaZidan_1K
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby SajaZidan_1K » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:19 pm

He did mention in class that you will not need to know how to draw orbitals, but he said it helps to get a general idea of how the orbitals look to clarify certain features of the orbitals. For instance, the principal and orbital angular momentum quantum numbers. If you are a more visual learner, I do not think it will hurt to draw them out if you are stuck on problems regarding that topic.

Matthew ILG 1L
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:46 pm

I have found in the past that drawing orbitals actually helps me understand the orbital levels better than just looking at it quantitatively. But there are others who would not benefit from drawing circles in a chemistry class.

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby Yiyang Jen Wang 4G » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:26 am

You do not need to know how to draw! Although it might be really helpful if you can picture the orbitals in your head.

Ashley Kumar 3F
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby Ashley Kumar 3F » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:44 am

He won’t but it’s nice to know what they look like to visualize them


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