Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

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Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:55 pm

Hi! Can someone explain to me Atomic Orbitals in terms of probability? Thank you!

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Re: Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:57 pm

Basically the orbitals just represent that if you are within the orbitals, there is a possibility that you'll find the electron there.

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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Re: Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:04 pm

Each electron in an atom has a probability function that tells us the probability of finding an electron at a given point within that orbital.

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Re: Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby JOtomo1F » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:34 pm

I was also wondering what that this subject meant on the Quantum World outline.

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Re: Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby JOtomo1F » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:35 pm

Claire Stoecklein 1E wrote:Each electron in an atom has a probability function that tells us the probability of finding an electron at a given point within that orbital.


What exactly is the probability function of each electron? Is that the four quantum numbers?

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Re: Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby KnarGeghamyan1B » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:41 pm

This just means that there is a probability that the electron will be following the path of the orbital described in its l value. However, we cannot be 100% accurate in predicting the exact location of an electron as they don't follow rigid paths, which is why we use probability.

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Re: Atomic Orbitals in Terms of Probability

Postby Micah3J » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:44 pm

Do you think we will need to be able to draw the different atomic orbital patterns for the different types?


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