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d orbitals

Postby 205323697 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:11 pm

What does it mean when we say that there are 5 d orbitals?

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Giselle Granda 3F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:16 pm

There are 5 orbitals in the d-subshell because that subshell only holds a maximum of 10 electrons, and each orbital can only carry 2 electrons max, Therefore, 10/2=5, so 5 orbitals total. Hope this helps!

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Re: d orbitals

Postby ColmConnolly3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:19 pm

According to his lecture on the topic, this would mean that the wave function for the electrons in a given atom would have experimentally verifiable solutions that fall into 5 distinct patterns or "lobes". As I understand it, this would be one function that could have 5 general areas of solutions, but I could be incorrect on that point. But basically, what we have to know is that solving the wave function would prove it likely that there are electrons in these areas around the nucleus.

Hope that helps! Sorry if I'm a bit confusing but I'm trying to stick to the specific terminology he used in lecture.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Lorraine Medina 3E » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:25 pm

This means that there are 5 orbitals in the d subshell. Additionally, since orbitals only carry two electrons each, there would be a total of 10 electrons allowed for the d subshell because 5*2=10.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Jason_John_2F » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:25 pm

basically the d subshell has 4 orbitals which follow the clover shape on the dxy, dxz, dyz , and dx^2-y^2 and 1 orbital on the dz^2 which looks like 2 lobes with a ring

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Brandon Le 3C » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:22 pm

The 5 d orbitals describe 4 distinct orientations of a clover shape, dxy, dxz, dyz, and dx^2-y^2, and one other orbital that looks like 2 lobes with a donut in the middle: dz^2. These make up the 5 d orbitals.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby David Y » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:42 pm

5 orbitals can hold maximum 10 electrons

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Alen Huang 2G » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:41 pm

5 d orbitals means that there are 5 states the electron in the d subshell can be in, each orbital can contain 2 electrons so 10 electrons in d subshell

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Leyla Anwar 3B » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:06 am

So 5 d means there are 5 different orbitals in the d-block? Then this means there are 1 for s, 2 for p, 5 for d, and 7 for f? I have been confused on this myself. And the orbitals are the shapes that they (are 'they' electrons?) can take?

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Becca Nelson 3F » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:17 am

If you remember Dr. Lavelle's drawings it can help you see how the d orbitals work. There is only one orbital s can be (a sphere), p has 3 different orbitals and d has 5 orbitals.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby 505598869 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:50 am

This means that there are five orbitals in a d sub-shell. Since we know that one orbital holds two electrons, and that a d sub-shell can contain up to ten electrons, we can say that ten divided by two is five. Therefore, there are five orbitals in the d sub-shell.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Javier Perez M 1H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:55 am

Each letter shell has a different amount of orbitals and so forth. p=3 d=5 f=7

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Carolina Gomez 2G » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:07 pm

The d-orbitals are a total of 5 orbitals. Each orbital can hold 2 electrons, therefore the total number of electrons that can be in the d-orbitals are 10 electrons. It also refers to the orientation of the orbitals which can be: 3dz^2, 3dxz, 3dyz, 3dxy, and 3dx^2-y^2.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Alejandro Gonzalez 2G » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:21 pm

Dr. Lavelle explained in his lecture on orbitals that there are 5 d-orbitals in total, with 3 of them being located in xy-yz-zx planes, 1 being along the x and y axis, and 1 being located along the z-axis and a donut in the xy-plane.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby David Jen 1J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:27 pm

5 d orbitals means that there are 5 orbitals in the d orbital. Each orbital holds 2 electrons.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby rhettfarmer-3H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:33 pm

yeah so the d block is known for being 10 elements. So it easy to think of these questions as to the periodic table as a reference. SO the d block is 5 orbital because each orbital 2 electrons each and therefore, we get 10 electrons shown in the d block of the periodic table

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Anthony_Sandoval_1D » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:35 pm

This basically means that there are 5 orbitals in the d-subshell. Additionally, this means that it only holds a maximum of 2 electrons as an orbital can only have 2 electrons.

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Re: d orbitals

Postby Ximeng Guo 2K » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:25 pm

5 orbitals in each d sub-shell


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