Quick Question about orbitals

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Quick Question about orbitals

Postby CNourian2H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:19 pm

Quick question! Why does the # of orbitals increase by 2 per level? For example, why does S have 1 orbital and the next level, p, has 3 orbitals, d has 5 orbitals, etc? It increases by 2, why can't it increase by 1?

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Re: Quick Question about orbitals

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:04 pm

Good question!!! Chemistry is strange... this calls for an answer from Dr. Lavelle

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