determining types of orbitals (?)

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Doris Cho 1D
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determining types of orbitals (?)

Postby Doris Cho 1D » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:31 pm

i was kind of confused from friday's lecture but, for example, how do you get that Carbon is 1s^2 2s^2 2p^2 or that Sc is 3d^1 4s^2?

Kurtis Liang 3I
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Re: determining types of orbitals (?)

Postby Kurtis Liang 3I » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:44 pm

groups 1 and 2 are s, groups 3-12 are d, and groups 13-18 are p. The inner transition elements that are placed separately are part the f subshell. Within the groups, you can count the numbers in to determine the subscript

Brandon Valafar
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Re: determining types of orbitals (?)

Postby Brandon Valafar » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:47 pm

You have to go based on the orbitals and their "blocks" on the periodic table. If you look up a periodic table for orbitals it should help on how to go about it.

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: determining types of orbitals (?)

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:16 pm

If you remember the blocks on the periodic table as previously mentioned, you can write the electron configuration of the elements. You mostly need to remember that the electrons will fill up the smaller shells first until all the orbitals are full and then will expand to larger shells.

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Re: determining types of orbitals (?)

Postby Sjeffrey_1C » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 pm

Also during lecture, he provided some specific things you just need to know regarding orbitals. I'd recommend going through those and making sure you know those as they might help.

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