Drawing Orbitals

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Diana A 2L
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Drawing Orbitals

Postby Diana A 2L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:54 pm

Will we be expected to know the shapes and models of orbitals for the midterm? Will a general understanding suffice? I still have trouble envisioning orbital structures in a 3D space just because I've never dealt with the Z-axis before.

Rishika Yadav 3D
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby Rishika Yadav 3D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm

I think a general understanding will suffice, as long as you understand how they work.

Michelle Song 1I
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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:57 am

You probably only have to know the basics of the shapes of the orbitals, like how s-orbitals are a sphere, p-orbitals are like dumbbells, and so on. Also the number of nodes for each type of orbital. I'm pretty sure we don't need to know about f-orbitals though.

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Re: Drawing Orbitals

Postby 105289321 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:28 pm

I don't think we will have to be able to draw the actual structures but rather be able to identify and understand them.

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