Sketching orbitals

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longjump
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Sketching orbitals

Postby longjump » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 pm

Does anyone know if we will be quizzed on sketching the shapes of the orbitals on the test?

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Re: Sketching orbitals

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 pm

You will not be asked to draw orbitals.

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Re: Sketching orbitals

Postby Matthew Mar 1J » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:57 pm

We might be required to identify orbitals given the pictures or name the orbitals according to whatever axis they lie on, but then again, I'm not sure.

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Re: Sketching orbitals

Postby Abbey Brandt 1K » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:02 am

As the previous comments clarify, you will not be asked to draw orbitals, but I would be familiar with their general shape, planes, etc. for future chemistry courses (if you plan to stay in this series). It is a cool skill to have and helps make a very foreign, complex more tangible when you can visualize the electron field and what it contains!


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