Atomic Orbitals

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Jessica Luong 3K
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Atomic Orbitals

Postby Jessica Luong 3K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:21 pm

What's the importance of the orbitals? Why do we need to know this?

Jacob Villar 2C
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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:28 pm

We will learn more about this later, but valence electrons (electrons sitting on the outermost orbital), are important to the bonding between atoms.

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:39 pm

By knowing the orbital, it'll be easier to determine the number of valence electrons in an element, which are needed for bonding with other elements.

Adam Kramer 1A
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Re: Atomic Orbitals

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:49 pm

Orbitals tell how far the valence electrons are from the nucleus, which can be useful when determining the ionic energy and how easily it can be used to make different compounds.

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