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Degeneracy

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:15 pm
by Jordan_Wesson_2J
What is the difference in degeneracy for an H-atom and multielectron atoms? Do the same rules apply?

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:20 pm
by gillianozawa4I
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 pm
by Lorena Zhang 4E
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:33 pm
by Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L
I do not understand the importance of degeneracy.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:13 pm
by Megan_Ervin_1F
Just to clarify, is the degeneracy related to the orbital in an atom?