S and P orbitals and shielding

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Emma Healy 2J
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:45 pm

S and P orbitals and shielding

Postby Emma Healy 2J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:36 pm

Hi! Does the 3s orbital shield the 3p orbital? Or instead of n=3, it could be n=2 or n=1.

LaurenChoi_1J
Posts: 60
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:48 pm

Re: S and P orbitals and shielding

Postby LaurenChoi_1J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:37 pm

I believe the 3s orbital shields the 3p orbital, but I could be wrong! Anyone else feel free to give their input!

Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:43 pm

Re: S and P orbitals and shielding

Postby Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:47 pm

I believe that electrons in s orbitals can shield thosein p orbitals at the same level due to the shape, since the S orbital is spherical and the p orbital is more of like 2 balloons, if they get in the way then I believe shielding can occur. Anyone else also feel free to add haha!

Edit: found this on Lumen Learning: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/chemi ... %20orbital.


Return to “Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests