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Postby 205389184 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:05 pm

Would we have to write out all the p-orbital values or can we keep it simplified? Example: N: 1s^2 2s^2 2px^1 2py^1 2pz^1, or can we just write it as 1s^2 2s^2 2p^3?

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:07 pm

My TA said you don't have to write out the px, py, or pz so I think you can just combine them and write 1s^2 2s^2 2p^3

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Jada Brown 2H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:08 pm

In general, I believe you can use the simplified form without being so specific, unless Dr. Lavelle specifies otherwise.

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Amanda Mei 1B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:24 pm

You don't need to write Px, Py, or Pz.

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby ABombino_2J » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:30 pm

The Px, Py, Pz should only be used when showing if the orbitals are full.

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby jvera4b » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:44 pm

Unless otherwise specified by the question, you can just write 1s^2 2s^2 2p^3.

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:47 pm

You should use the simplified form unless specified otherwise (i.e. if the question wants to know which orbitals are occupied).

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:54 pm

I believe that you can leave it as the more simplified version. If you look in the periodic table in the textbook, they list electron configurations for various elements and all of them are left in the simplified form (not displaying the x,y,z)

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:58 pm

If we're writing a larger p-orbital values, can we use a noble gas to substitute? Ex. [Ne]3s^1

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby FDeCastro_1B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:59 pm

I have never been told to write out px, py, or pz.I don't think we'll be required to.

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby Rosa Munoz 2E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 pm

You don't have to to use x,y,z.

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Re: p-orbitals

Postby kendal mccarthy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:45 pm

I don't think it is a requirement to use x, y, z. You should only have to write it as whatever quantum number it is and then "p".

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