D orbital

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tonyhu
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D orbital

Postby tonyhu » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:24 pm

Why does it have 5 orbitals? Does it mean it can hold 10 electrons?

DMuth_1J
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Re: D orbital

Postby DMuth_1J » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:31 pm

Yes. There are five orbitals, which is of the nature of the D orbital, as there are three p orbitals and one S orbital. Each orbital holds two electrons, so the D orbitals have the capability to hold 10 electrons

Michelle Le 1J
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Re: D orbital

Postby Michelle Le 1J » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:34 am

If you look at it using the quantum numbers, the D subshell is l=2, therefore ml (the orbitals) is 2,1,0,-1,-2. There are 5 values, meaning that there is a total of 5 orbitals in the D subshell.

Jialun Chen 4F
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Re: D orbital

Postby Jialun Chen 4F » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:37 am

That's correct. The d-orbital can hold 5 pairs of or 10 electrons.

005321227
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Re: D orbital

Postby 005321227 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:18 pm

Since each orbital holds two electrons, the d-orbital has 5, allowing for ten total electrons.

ValerieChavarin 4F
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Re: D orbital

Postby ValerieChavarin 4F » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:30 pm

If you take a look at the magnetic quantum numbers for the d, they are -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, which are 5 in total. Each orbital is able to hold 2 electrons, therefore the d-orbital can hold a total of 10 electrons.


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