2.13 Homework Question  [ENDORSED]

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2.13 Homework Question

Postby Nhi Vo 3A » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:01 pm

2.13 Describe the orientation of the lobes of the px, py, and pz orbitals with respect to the cartesian axes.

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Re: 2.13 Homework Question  [ENDORSED]

Postby Molly_McMillen_3J » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:50 pm

I think this question is just kind of deceiving because of how simple the answer is, the x,y,z labels on the p are specifically for the purpose of being able to refer to which axes the lobe lies on, therefore the orientation is simply the direction of which axis (x-axis, y-axis, or z-axis) each lobe, (px,py, pz) lies on.

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Re: 2.13 Homework Question

Postby Jaime_Chamberlain_3G » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:19 pm

I think that the p-orbital lobes are the shape of a 3D infinity sign where the lines of the px- lie on the x-axis, the py- lies on the y-axis, and the pz- lies on the z-axis.

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Re: 2.13 Homework Question

Postby Nhi Vo 3A » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:16 am

Thank you!


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