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Postby Jordan_Wesson_2J » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:15 pm

What is the difference in degeneracy for an H-atom and multielectron atoms? Do the same rules apply?

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby gillianozawa4I » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:20 pm

All of the orbitals in the shell of a hydrogen atom are degenerate. Orbitals with the same n but different values of l is true only for the hydrogen atom and one-electron ions.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Lorena Zhang 4E » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 pm

For multi-electron, orbitals with same l but different ml are said to be degenerate. For hydrogen, orbitals with different n are degenerate because it only has one electron. This rule would not apply to multi-electron model because multi-electron model is more complicated and need to take the electrostatic interaction into account.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:33 pm

I do not understand the importance of degeneracy.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Megan_Ervin_1F » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:13 pm

Just to clarify, is the degeneracy related to the orbital in an atom?

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