s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

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Kimberly Bauer 4E
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s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Kimberly Bauer 4E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:18 pm

When talking about these orbitals, what does it mean when it says the electron is in 2px state?

Anish Patel 4B
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Anish Patel 4B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:24 pm

In the p shell, there are 3 orbitals in which electrons can exist: px, py, and pz. The subscript tells you how the orbital is oriented where px is located along the x-axis. The 2 in front says that the electron exists in the second level of the p subshell and in the first orbital.

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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Natalia Shahwan 4H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:26 pm

2px: 2 level; p orbital; x-axis

Giselle Littleton 3K
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Giselle Littleton 3K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:31 pm

"2" describes the shell, "p" describes the subshell, while the subscripts (x,y,z) tell you what axis.

Deana Moghaddas 3E
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Deana Moghaddas 3E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:01 pm

x y z shows the axis on the orbitals

Nuoya Jiang
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Nuoya Jiang » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:16 pm

n=2, (principle quantum number, shell); l=1, (subshell is p); x describes the axis of the orbital.

Robert Cross 1A
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Robert Cross 1A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 pm

Thank you for the clarification. This is helpful :)

Kennedi3K
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Kennedi3K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:01 pm

Can anyone explain how to list the orbitals for an element. Dr. Lavelle went over it in lecture but he did not explain the process fully.

MeeraBhagat
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby MeeraBhagat » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:38 pm

Kennedi3K wrote:Can anyone explain how to list the orbitals for an element. Dr. Lavelle went over it in lecture but he did not explain the process fully.

They follow the order of the periodic table. Hydrogen and Helium are in the first row, and have electrons in the s-block. The next two elements in the second row are in the second energy level and fill the 2s shell. The next six elements in the second row fill the p shell. You list them in order of increasing energy. For example, for the element Chlorine, the full notation would be 1s^22s^22p63s^23p^5

Nick Lewis 3D
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Nick Lewis 3D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:16 pm

I have a general question. The electron density distributions were illustrated for s p and d orbitals. What exactly do these show? For example, p-orbitals show 2 lobes on either side of the nucleus. Can electrons be found anywhere within the lobe on either side, or is it just on the border of these lobes? I'm just trying to gain a better general understanding of what this looks like conceptually.

Alison Trinh 1A
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Re: s-, p-, d- ,f- orbitals

Postby Alison Trinh 1A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:23 pm

Just to clarify, why are s, p, d, and f orbitals categorized like this? Is it because of their differences in their nodal planes, number of orbitals, energy levels, etc.? Thank you!


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